|Posted on 25 December, 2018 at 20:40|
The tree fern is found in almost every bit of bush in the North Island. It is less common but not unknown in the South Island.
This is a fotograf of SUNLIGHT!! [Not the soap either.]
The information plate for the Kahikatea.
And the Kahikatea.
The base of a tree. I was fascinated by the complete covering of the oustside of the tree by "stuff".
Wood does rot. Especially when the understory of the forest is always damp.
The moisture allows mosses to thrive.
A close-up of the moss
The moss even covers living trees.
The Miro is not a common tree in our bush. It is similar to Matai,with leaves that are slightly smaller and longer. I have not had wood from a Miro tree in my hand.I expect it is not too different from Matai.
Just one post of "Balls Clearing" to go. Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.