Remnant Forest Remnant native forest near the south coast. Waituna, Southland, New Zealand. Tiny island of trees in a vast expanse of dairy farms ~by Liz 21 Feb 2021. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “Remnant Forest” Add yours It’s beautiful but I too wish it was larger. I found myself looking at the idyllic names on street signs the other day and wondering whether they were all that was left of once wild places or whether they were just aspirations. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes. We’ve no shortage of street signs that refer to what *was* in a place. LikeLike Reply Hooray for that bit of native forest survival! The largest native forest stands I saw in New Zealand were in the southwestern part of the South Island. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And I was thankful for being able to wander through Riccarton Bush in Christchurch. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply There’s a special bush track (really low-key and easy to miss) in The Catlins where you can park at the side of the highway and then walk through beautiful forest for quite a way, and eventually you pop out to sand dunes and a beautiful long sandy beach – really idyllic! LikeLike Reply If I ever make it back there, I’d gladly check out that idyllic place. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is indeed a rather sad remnant, but at least a few were left standing. May they propagate more in time. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, it is nice the birds have somewhere to perch but a shame that much of the forest is gone…at least in my opinion. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Oh it is a shame. There are a few remnants larger than this but still small compared to what must’ve been before (may have been patchy though, even in the old days). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply People think it is nice when a few trees are left untouched but in reality they are not of much benefit tot wildlife unless they are connected by corridors of them. Slowly but surely we are ruining the planet through our uncontrolled numbers that increase exponentially. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It’s sad that at this point many of us know exactly what’s going on but are powerless to stop the ongoing habitat destruction! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Absolutely! So many of us would like to be able to do something but it feels impossible. (Though perhaps we can help in small ways, in our own local areas.) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.