The Vagrant spider is found throughout New Zealand. There are 20 different species. Some of the species are not scientifically recorded. On our night walks we encounter spiders waiting in their web and actually capturing their prey. Here we have a series of photoes with the Vagrant spider dispatching a Chafer bettle:
Feral Bees are back in the hollow branches in the Kauri Trees. Between the years 2000 and 2006 Varroa mite (Varroa Destructor) was accidently introduced to NZ, the mite decimated the Bee colonies in the forest. HoneyBees (Apis Mellifera) were brought in by the Europeans 1839 to the Hokianga. Native Bees of NZ live in holes [...]
ADVENTURE PUKETI IS EXCITED ABOUT OUR UNIQUE PRODUCT. TEAM BUILDING. BRING YOUR TEAM BIG OR SMALL INTO THE PUKETI KAURI RAIN FOREST . EXPERIENCE OUR HALF DAY FORESTWALK ,MORNING OR AFTERNOON. OR PERHAPS EVEN TAKE AN ADVENTURE ON DUSK WITH YOUR GUIDE, JOIN THE NOCTURNAL CREATURES. ACCOMODATION AND CATERING CAN BE ARRANGED.
New Zealand Owl ,Maori name, Ruru or commonly called the Morepork. Feeds mainly on insects and moths. It has a distinctive call " Morepork" hence the name.
Recently we hosted three Cruise ships to the Bay of Islands. The Dawn Princess was followed on the same day as the Sun Princess. The next day the Oosterdam arrived. The Princess line passengers were awed by the size of the Ancient Kauri trees, they age from seedlings to 1200 year old trees. The Oosterdam passengers [...]