Useful links - HNZPhotography
Mirror Lakes - Fiordland National Park

General conservation and flora and fauna:

Department of Conservation website - Information about our conservation estate and the activities you can enjoy in the estate such as tramping and hunting: http://www.doc.govt.nz/

Department of Conservation website - Nature section - Information about our native flora and fauna, and what threats they face: http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/

Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand - Collections pages: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/

Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand: http://www.teara.govt.nz/


<font size="3"><B>General Information & New Zealand's Birds:</B></font>

Department of Conservation website - Information about our conservation estate and the activities you can enjoy in the estate such as tramping and hunting: http://www.doc.govt.nz/

Department of Conservation website - Conservation section -  Information about our native flora and fauna, and what threats they face - A good place for information on New Zealand's birds: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/

Te Papa - Mueseum of New Zealand - Reseach pages: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/researchattepapa/Pages/collectionsandresearch.aspx

Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand: http://www.teara.govt.nz/

Miranda Shorebird Centre - Centre located in Thames where they have information and displays regarding shorebirds - great site for information on shorebird sightings and migration: http://www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/

New Zealand Birds and Birding - A great site about our New Zealand birds: http://nzbirds.com/

The new (As at 2013) New Zealand Bird Database. This is a fantastic resource and I really like it. Definitely the most comprehensive and easily accessible source of information on the birds of New Zealand: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/

New Zealand's Birds:

The New Zealand Bird Database. This is a fantastic resource and we really like it. Definitely the most comprehensive and easily accessible source of information on the birds of New Zealand: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/

New Zealand Birds and Birding - A great site about our New Zealand birds: http://nzbirds.com/

Miranda Shorebird Centre - Centre located in Thames where they have information and displays regarding shorebirds - great site for information on shorebird sightings and migration: http://www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/ 


Peripatus or Velvet worm - Onychophora (<I>Peripatoides novaezealandiae</I>)
Class: Onychophorida
Order: Euonychophora
Family: Peripatopsidae

New Zealand's Invertebrates:

Landcare research's Invertebrates home page - Information, keys, and contacts for a multitude of New Zealand invertebrates: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/invertebrates

Soil Bugs - An illustrated guide to New Zealand soil invertebrates - A very interesting website full of useful information on a full range of New Zealand invertebrates: http://soilbugs.massey.ac.nz/

Stoneflies of New Zealand - Keys and species information for New Zealand stoneflies: http://www.stoneflies.org.nz

New Zealand Mollusca - Comprehensive site detailing both New Zealand's aquatic and land molluscs: http://www.mollusca.co.nz


Southern mini gecko or Short-toed gecko (<i>Woodworthia</i> "Southern mini").

New Zealand's Herpetofauna:

New Zealand Lizards Database - A comprehensive species guide with information being added all the time: http://nzlizards.landcareresearch.co.nz/

New Zealand Herpetological Society Inc. - A wide range of information regarding New Zealand's herpetofauna: http://www.reptiles.org.nz/



Rangiora Seedling (<I>Brachyglottis repanda</I>)

I found the venation on this seedling to be particularly striking.

New Zealand's Plants & Fungi:

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network - A recent addition to this site is the very cool ability to make your own plant book also allows you to print out plant posters: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz

The Hidden forest - A great site for identification of fungi, lichens, primitive plants, bryophytes, and slime moulds in New Zealand: http://hiddenforest.co.nz/

New Zealand native orchids - A great site with lots of information about our native orchids: http://www.nativeorchids.co.nz/

The New Zealand Carnivorous Plant Society - Native carnivorous plants section: http://www.nzcps.co.nz/

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