Tiritiri Matangi

Fantail

Fantail

Greg the naughty Takahe

Greg the naughty Takahe

Brown Teal

Brown Teal

Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

Hihi and Stitchbird

Hihi and Stitchbird

Mary Pat and I went out to Tiritiri Matangi Island this weekend. It was about an hour long boat trip out to the island. It is a scientific reserve and allows up to 150 visitors a day to tour the re-established ecosystem. It was a farm up until about the 1970s and then was bought out by the NZ goverment. The non-native species were trapped and native flora and birds were gradually introduced. It is really an amazing place and is amazingly beautiful. Here are a few photos:

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