Thismia rodwayi is a small reddish-yellowish flower without stem and leaves. It most often pops out of the forest floor or is hidden under the leaf litter. As it does not contain any chlorophyll, its only vegetative parts are a flower stalk and roots, both devoid of chlorophyll. The flower is often called fairy lantern. Each individual plant usually sports only one flower, sometimes two, and they can be found in groups of two to five plants (but up to 12) in an area of less than 1 m2.
Predator Free New Zealand has heaps of information about what traps to use and where to buy them. The information includes knowing which predators you are targeting and which ones you aren’t and how to use the traps. There’s a great table which outlines the best type of trap to use depending on the type of predator you are trying to target e.g. rats, stoats, ferrets and possums. The information is based on the Department of Conservation’s best practice guidelines.
These traps have all passed the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) guidelines which means they kill humanely and are easy to use and maintain.
The Karioi – Maunga ki te Moana: Mountain to the Sea project is a community led conservation project based in Raglan, run in partnership with A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, Tainui Hapu, Te Whakaoranga O Karioi, Whaingaroa Environment Centre, Department of Conservation, Waikato Regional Council and the Whaingaroa Community.
The project’s vision is “To restore biodiversity from the mountain to the sea.” The project mission is – “Active conservation through engaging communities, providing environmental education and sustainable partnerships.”
Welcome to the Waikato Biodiversity Forum
The Waikato Biodiversity Forum is a partnership between research and management agencies, iwi groups, private landowners, communities and projects in relation to native biodiversity in the Waikato region of New Zealand.
The Forum's region of interest extends down to the northern slopes of the Tongariro National Park, across to Mokau on the west coast and up to just north of Port Waikato and includes the Coromandel Peninsula and land west of the Kaimais.
For information about the Forum click on About Us page or phone 0800 BIODIV (246348)