puketi 010 puketi 011Primrose was kind enough to guide us on a walk in a section of Puketi Forest that a group she belongs to, Puketi Forest Trust, pays particular attention to. The efforts of this group of dedicated volunteers has led to the reintroduction of North Island Robins and, more recently, Kokako. There is a stunning kauri grove and we were treated to a delightful conversation with Robins.

Mealworms are used to attract Robins

Mealworms are used to attract Robins

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Getting to the forest

Getting to the forest

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Just one of many kauri

Just one of many kauri

 

In search of the elusive robin

In search of the elusive robin

 

 

More kauri

More kauri

 

An intriguing kind of fungus

An intriguing kind of fungus

 

The forest

The forest

 

Life on a tree

Life on a tree

 

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