When we take a nature walk there’s so much to see although you have to keep your eyes peeled and look around with a sense of anticipation and expectation. Seek and ye shall find! Today’s photos all taken by Nigel when we visited Dunsdale Reserve, Southland, New Zealand on 05 Jan 2022.
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Lacy lichen. Very pretty, on a sloping trunk leaning over the path.
Two photos of Pyrrosia eleagnifolia …
“Pyrrosia eleagnifolia, commonly known as the leather-leaf fern, or ota in Māori, is a climbing fern endemic to New Zealand .. and grows both on the ground and as an epiphyte.” ~Wikipedia
Quiet part of the river. Kōwhai tree in centre, kāmahi tree front-right.
Also note the mix of ferns and astelias overhanging the water.
Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)