Posts tagged with Blood Earth Fire

Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition

  • Sea lion. Photos reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Nets set up to see what small creatures might be swept off the land and into the atmosphere – to be transported across the oceans! Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Megaherbs on Campbell Island. Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition
  • Collecting aquatic invertebrates. Photo reproduced courtesy of Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition

Right now, on New Zealand’s southernmost island group, a team of 11 researchers and their support crew are wandering around the cold, windswept Campbell Island, studying the island’s rich ecology and history, and its recovery from decades of grazing and the world’s largest island rat eradication. And you can follow what they are doing day… Read more »

Check out Cannes film talent at Te Papa

Garry Watson of Torere, Te Kaha, and of Tainui and Ngāi Tai descent, shares the landscape that saved and healed him. Still from the film 'My Place', Blood Earth Fire Whangai Whenua Ahi Kā exhibition, directed by Mark Albiston, copyright Te Papa 2006

Big congratulations to Wellington film director Mark Albiston, who won this Monday 25 May special mention at the Cannes Film Festival for his short film ‘The Six Dollar Fifty Man’. Two years ago he also received special mention for his short film ‘Run’. Mark’s worked with the Interpretive team at Te Papa on several occasions,… Read more »

A Tiger with Crimson Wings

Cinnabar moth from Te Papa’s  ‘Blood Earth Fire’ exhibition (©Te Papa).

A Tiger with Crimson Wings  This post is inspired by Smiv’s reminiscences about cinnabar moth caterpillars when commenting on my previous blog entry: http://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2009/01/26/a-menu-for-monarchs/#comments Also, as adult cinnabar moths are on the wing this time of year in New Zealand summer and sightings always generate a number of calls to Te Papa’s entomology department, I… Read more »