Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Old May 27th 2005, 3:39 am
  #1  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Ok at the request of Franklin I am starting this photo thread of some plants that are native to NZ & hope that others may contribute some more!


This is called Pohutakawa & is a tree also known as The New Zealand Christmas Tree, have no idea why though because we dont use it as a christmas tree at all.



This is The Mt Cook Lily found in Alpine areas/



The Kowhai!



The Jaffa!



and finally The Wiri Gem.......hope you enjoyed these Franklin....getting late here so Im off to bed but will look for some more for you tomorrow
shepslady is offline  
Old May 27th 2005, 3:53 am
  #2  
Franklin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Thank you!! Tried to send you karma, but I need to try again later. Thank you again!

This forum is like going to the Smithsonian, I learn so much.

NZ fascinates me, particularly its isolation. I know I want to visit and stay there for long periods. Maybe buy a place there. I just need some $!
 
Old May 27th 2005, 4:57 am
  #3  
Don
Banned
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,613
Don is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

I think it's called a Christmas tree as it flowers around Christmas time
Don is offline  
Old May 27th 2005, 5:23 am
  #4  
Franklin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Originally Posted by Don
I think it's called a Christmas tree as it flowers around Christmas time
But have you got any plant photos Don? Please!
 
Old May 27th 2005, 5:47 am
  #5  
Don
Banned
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,613
Don is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Originally Posted by Franklin
But have you got any plant photos Don? Please!
We have got a few of the kids in front of the rhodos - I will try to dig them out
Don is offline  
Old May 27th 2005, 6:37 am
  #6  
Forum Regular
 
extrameant's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 235
extrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really nice
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

[QUOTE=shepslady]Ok at the request of Franklin I am starting this photo thread of some plants that are native to NZ & hope that others may contribute some more!





http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...id=14662&stc=1

sorry if this is not what you are looking for. I don't read very many threads now so have no idea what started this, but here's a picture of the west coast 25 mins from Auckland. The trees are Tea treas (Ti Trees?) and the other stuff mostly flax. All very common, this is typical of the bush on west coast near auckland
extrameant is offline  
Old May 27th 2005, 7:00 am
  #7  
Account Closed
 
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 459
Sega Mad is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Excellent Idea Shepslady!!

Maybe animals and insects too. Flora and Fauna of NZ.

Kind Regards
Sega Mad is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 3:22 am
  #8  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Ok guess I will start with the obvious & most famous Kiwi huh?





shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 3:39 am
  #9  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Hope this gives you some idea of what animals & birds etc that can be found in NZ!




Yellow eyed Penguin

Seal

Sea Lion

Last edited by shepslady; May 28th 2005 at 4:00 am.
shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 3:41 am
  #10  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos


Romney Sheep

Tuatara

Dolphins

Last edited by shepslady; May 28th 2005 at 4:01 am.
shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 3:42 am
  #11  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos


Kaka


Kakaha


Keas

Last edited by shepslady; May 28th 2005 at 4:02 am.
shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 3:44 am
  #12  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos


Weka


Tui

Last edited by shepslady; May 28th 2005 at 4:02 am.
shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 4:13 am
  #13  
Mrs Shep USCIS Graduate
Thread Starter
 
shepslady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Location: ExPat Kiwi in Indiana USA
Posts: 1,865
shepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond reputeshepslady has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos


Kingfisher

Fantail

Coromandel Shag

Black Bird

Bell Bird

Pukeko
shepslady is offline  
Old May 28th 2005, 10:12 am
  #14  
Account Closed
 
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 459
Sega Mad is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Here' one to scare ya :scared:



Tunnelweb spider, Porrhothele antipodiana
With its sturdy body and 5cm leg-span, this is reportedly New Zealand's heaviest spider by weight. Males of this species are common springtime visitors to homes as they abandon their webs and accidentally stray indoors in their quest to mate.


:scared:

Last edited by Sega Mad; May 28th 2005 at 10:19 am.
Sega Mad is offline  
Old May 29th 2005, 4:18 am
  #15  
Forum Regular
 
extrameant's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 235
extrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really niceextrameant is just really nice
Default Re: Native New Zealand Plant Photos

Originally Posted by Sega Mad
Here' one to scare ya :scared:



Tunnelweb spider, Porrhothele antipodiana
With its sturdy body and 5cm leg-span, this is reportedly New Zealand's heaviest spider by weight. Males of this species are common springtime visitors to homes as they abandon their webs and accidentally stray indoors in their quest to mate.


:scared:
Aw, the nice wee spider. I made some into paperweights. Actually, the one in the picture was the fastest spider I have seen. Didn't really like catching that one. There are a lot of unwanted spiders, including redbacks that live in New Zealand now, so you can never be sure what you are dealing with unless you recognise it.
http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...id=14759&stc=1



And then there are weta's of course. male and female shown here. To give you an idea of scale, the yellow thing is about the size of a 2p coin.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...id=14761&stc=1

http://britishexpats.com/forum/attac...id=14762&stc=1
Attached Thumbnails Native New Zealand Plant Photos-untitled-6e.jpg   Native New Zealand Plant Photos-maleweta.jpg   Native New Zealand Plant Photos-femaleweta.jpg  
extrameant is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.