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Kapiti Island is a rugged lifeboat for endangered birds

Kāpiti Island’s 1965 hectares has been a rugged lifeboat for New Zealand’s endangered birds for over 100 years.

The local tangata whenua (Māori for ‘people of the land’) kept 13 hectares around Waiorua Bay and I spent a night at the lodge that is on the top, north-eastern, of the island. 295 more words


Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Sat. Jan. 17, 2015

Please volunteer with us on Saturday Jan 17, 2015 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to help restore Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. 92 more words


New Year

I’ve never once made a New Year’s resolution in my life, but maybe it couldn’t hurt to try. In an effort to make myself feel better and be more productive, I completed two watercolors on the 1st and 2nd. 123 more words

Winter (Christmas) Bird Survey

What a fabulous walk this turned out to be, eight of us turned up. Not bad considering it was five days before Christmas. It was led, again, partly by me and Steve Atkins of GMEU. 60 more words


Australian Native Birds

I have been wanting to do a whole series of native Australian animals and plants. I started with birds because that is what inspires me at the moment but I am hoping to get plenty more done. 30 more words


Interview with a black-billed magpie

When I lived in Calgary, I saw black-billed magpies on a daily basis. Now that I live in Ontario, I miss these noisy, flashy birds. While I was home for Christmas I took the time to interview a female magpie. 1,137 more words

Science Writing

Brown tree snake

The predatory brown tree snake, introduced in cargo from the Admiralty Islands, has eliminated ten of the eleven native bird species from the forests of Guam.