Seeds for the future June18

Planting seeds is all about hope. Provided they are watered and the birds don’t scratch them up, tiny carrot seeds will put

Seeds for the future June182019-11-11T23:15:43+00:00

Kaimai Geology

Behind Aongatete the forest gradually rises to the high ridge called Ngatamahinerua. This massive landform is part of the range of the

Kaimai Geology2019-11-11T23:14:46+00:00

The lone kauri Nov17

The long loop track at Aongatete leads gently up into the Kaimai forest. The forest changes as you climb. The lowland trees

The lone kauri Nov172019-11-11T23:15:19+00:00

Flowers of the Forest Sept17

Most of the flowers in the native forest are not showy. Many are small, white and – to our eyes – boring.

Flowers of the Forest Sept172019-11-11T23:15:26+00:00

Kevin Hague visits

On the 13th July 2017, Kevin Hague, the CEO of Forest and Bird, visited the Forest. We used the opportunity to invite

Kevin Hague visits2019-11-11T23:04:02+00:00

April 2017 – Giant moss

Male Moss A giant grows at Aongatete. It’s not a tree or a fern or a flower – it’s a

April 2017 – Giant moss2017-04-05T16:52:32+00:00

Curious creatures get along just fine

A short-tailed bat gets itself covered in wood rose pollen as it feeds on the parasitic plant’s curious flowers. Some

Curious creatures get along just fine2017-03-02T11:40:03+00:00

January 2017 – Rata

Everyone loves the pohutukawa with its crimson canopy of flowers. But fewer people know its cousins, the rata trees and vines. White

January 2017 – Rata2017-01-09T09:44:31+00:00

July 2016 – Kohekohe

Kohekohe flowers Mid-winter in the forest is a hungry time for nectar-feeding birds. They welcome the flowers of the kohekohe,

July 2016 – Kohekohe2016-07-15T16:39:40+00:00

May 2016 – Rare fern discovered

The king fern is a magnificent plant. Its glossy fronds grow up to three metres long and a metre wide. It looks

May 2016 – Rare fern discovered2016-05-15T15:58:32+00:00