Botany Fieldtrip Wairarapa 2010: Day 3

On day three we collected from another QEII National Trust site inland from Akitio. Diverse habitats kept us busy, with the canopy ranging from black beech (Nothofagus solandri) on ridges through hillside tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) to creek-lined pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae). 

Trunk of large pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae). Photo by Jean-Claude Stahl. © Te Papa.

The divaricating shrub Raukaua anomalus was common at all of the forested sites we visited. Photo by Jean-Claude Stahl. © Te Papa.

Jean-Claude took photographs of most of the bigger plants that we collected. These will go on Te Papa’s Collections Online website. Photo by Leon Perrie. © Te Papa.

Collections Online specimens from Wairarapa 2009 trip.

Peter and Pat look for mosses on rocks outside the forest. Photo by Jean-Claude Stahl. © Te Papa.

Back at base, Leon and Barry press the bigger specimens between newspaper and cardboard. Pat, in the background, checks his notes. Photo by Jean-Claude Stahl. © Te Papa.

Growing Te Papa’s plant collection.

Botany Fieldtrip Wairarapa 2010: Day 1.

Botany Fieldtrip Wairarapa 2010: Day 2.

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