Nature Details

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)

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  1. The texture of the climbing fern leaves is attractive. Was the landscape in the last photo somehow ‘shaped,’ or did it just happen? It’s beautiful.

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    1. In the 1880s this general area was reserved for a source of water for the city of Invercargill but never got used for that and ended up being logged and forested. I can’t say for sure there hasn’t been some shaping by people although I doubt it. More likely shaped by natural forces as Southland has a high rainfall and the rivers regularly flood. So my reply is a bit of a not-answer sorry but that’s the best I can muster!

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