Category Archives: New Zealand Wildlife

Monarch Butterflies on Our Swan Plant (Milkweed)

This year, our swan plants have grown, and they were very attractive to the monarch butterflies which pass through our yard, so much so that the monarch larvae (caterpillars) devastated our two swan plants. It was fascinating watching their life … Continue reading

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Boating at Coromandel Town, New Zealand

A few months ago, we sold our sailboat since we couldn’t use it much, and bought ourselves an inflatable boat with electric motor.  We’ve taken our boat out a few times at our own beach.  Since we were up at Coromandel … Continue reading

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Orcas (aka Killer Whales) visit Whakatete Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Our neighbor Graham called me up this afternoon and said, “The orcas are here.” At first, I did not quite understand what he was saying. The only times he’d ever called up here previously was to tell us that our … Continue reading

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The Birds are Returning Home

With Autumn comes a reduction in the amount of green plants, at least in most parts of the world.  Here, however, things never seem to get more than just slightly less green, or a lighter shade of green.  But it … Continue reading

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