Kereru - New Zealand native Wood pigeon
"Our vision is to one day see large flocks of kereru as a common sight in our skies again"
etween the 22nd of September and the 5th of October 2014, Kereru Diiscovery wants the number of kereru counted in cities, towns and the countryside all over New Zealand.
We had these two kereru pop into our garden yesterday.
Readers of the blog know we are planting all of our border with natives, but we also have fruits trees. The kereru are known to gorge themselves on the ripe fruit and sometimes they become quite drunk. This year they might be quite tiddly as the blossoms on the plum tree looks promising for a good crop of plums.
Farm Stay Guests...
Ollie said he he saw the kereru too!
It's nearly another full moon - she was bright this morning. This month it is known as the chaste or seed moon - one of my favourites as perfect time of year for planting seeds, not only seeds in the garden but also seeds of intention (This weeks wellness plan workshop members will be motivated hopefully to make lots of new intentions).
In the northern hemisphere the season will be a harvest moon, the moon closest to the next equinox which for northern folk is autumn and here it soon will be the spring equinox which is when for me it is officially spring YIPPIE!