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26 09, 2014

FIRST TOUR OF THE SEASON

By |2017-03-06T17:12:04+00:00September 26th, 2014|Birds, centipede, Eco Tours.Conservation, Environment, flowers, fruit, News, nightsky, Old forest.combo walk, Plants, private, Spiders, Spring, summer, Walks, weta|0 Comments

Adventure Puketi started the new season on a beautiful sunny day. two people from the USA walked the combo walk. Starting with a 2 hour walk through the forest in the day light and 1 hour in the night, spring is happening with many flowers out. In the night insects,snails were in abundance, we heard a male kiwi call and the waterfall echoed through the forest.when we emerged from the forest the night sky shone brightly, especially the milky way.    

3 02, 2013

What we see on our Hiking Trips

By |2013-06-06T01:13:58+00:00February 3rd, 2013|accomodation, Birds, centipede, dining, Eco Tours.Conservation, Environment, flowers, fruit, News, nightsky, Old forest.combo walk, Plants, private, Spiders, Spring, summer, Walks, weta|0 Comments

Full day hiking trip Rata flowering   One of our Hiking Trips in the Puketi Forest is a full day walk. Conservation in the forest is really noticeable now. The Northern Rata (Metrosideros robusta) is flowering again. The Rata is a tall tree, up to 25 m  or more tall,which begins its life as an epiphyte.The pseudotrunks, formed by the coalescing of descending roots after the supporting tree has died may be 2 m or more in diameter. The bark is rough and flaky. The leaves are 2.5 - 5 cm long x 1.5 -2 cm wide,hairless, rounded and a [...]

15 01, 2013

Nocturnal insects feeding.

By |2013-06-06T01:40:38+00:00January 15th, 2013|accomodation, Birds, centipede, dining, Eco Tours.Conservation, Environment, flowers, fruit, News, nightsky, Old forest.combo walk, Plants, private, Spiders, Spring, summer, Uncategorized, Walks, Wedding, weddings|0 Comments

The giant centipede  and cave weta are present at night in the forest. The cave weta lives in dark spaces , in the Puketi forest we find them in the Giant Kauri trees that have been bled for gum. The Centipede usually lives under or in rotten logs. They have large fangs that when bitten can be poisonous. On one of our recent night walks we encountered a group of cave weta, as we viewed them in the light from the spot light a huge Centipede attacked. It caught a Weta and bit it behind the head, wrapping the Weta with its [...]

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