We had the pleasure of a visit to the Puketi Forest of famous conservationist Sir David Bellamy. David wanted to come and see the forest, he was instrumental in the conservation effort to save the Whirinaki Podocarp Forest, 25 years ago, which he had dubbed the “Dinosaur Forest.”
We took David on the board walk through the Kauri Forest, talking about the age of the Kauri trees and how the have survived through the many changes in history.
He was really interested in the smaller, rarer type plants in the forest and we talked about insects including our local Cave Wetas.
Here is a picture of David and his wife with Barbara and I on the board walk.