Posts written by Jessie Prebble

Subantarctic forget-me-not adventures

  • Sealion pups at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island. Photo by Jessie Prebble
  • Yellow-eyed penguin showing us the track on Enderby Island. Photo by Jessie Prebble
  • Fields of Bulbinella rossii on Enderby Island. Photo by Jessie Prebble
  • Myosotis antarctica on Mt Azimuth, Campbell Island. Definitely not a mega-herb! Photo by Jessie Prebble

From the 23rd-30th of December 2013 I was given the opportunity to join Rodney Russ and his team at Heritage Expeditions on board the Spirit of Enderby for a week long adventure to the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands. Link to the Heritage Expeditions website with information about their scholarship The Heritage Expedition Trust awards several… Read more »

More forget-me-not hunting

  • M. spathulata from Waipuna, Inland Hawke’s Bay. Photo by Heidi Meudt © Te Papa
  • Myosotis matthewsii. Photo Jessie Prebble, copyright Te Papa
  • The Myosotis hunting team at lunch time.  Photo Jessie Prebble copyright Te Papa
  • Nearly at the forest edge, overlooking the beautiful Mitimiti beach. From left to right: Fiona (DOC), Wayne, Anaru and Rongo (iwi). Photo Jessie Prebble © Te Papa

I have just started work on my PhD, based at Te Papa Tongarewa and enrolled at Massey University, Palmerston North. I am joining Heidi and Carlos in the Te Papa herbarium, working on our native forget-me-nots (genus Myosotis); you can read about some of the work already ongoing in older blogs posts: Go to Heidi’s… Read more »