The Cry of the Tui
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.
This private tour enjoyed the Puketi rain forest in the Bay of Islands NZ Last coach of passengers off the cruise ship Celebrity The last two cruise ships in the bay or islands till October 2014
Thr Kiekie or Freycinetia banksi is in abundance in the Puketi Forest.This is a robust climber whose leaves often completely obscure the trunks of supporting trees.It may also form dense entanglements on the ground particularly in swampy sites.The leaves are up to1.5cmlong x2-2.5 cmwide with sheathing bases and finelytoothed cutting edges.The very small flowers male and female on different plantes are densely crowded on finger like stalks clustered at the end of the branches.The female flowers form a corn cob like fruit ripening late summer. With the conservation efforts in the forest the fruit is more noticeable.