Pukaha News

Bring out your Wild Things this summer!

This summer is all about more green and less screen at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

BioBlitz at Pukaha

The "Bug Man", Ruud Kleinpaste will be joining schools, community, volunteers and Pukaha Mount Bruce staff on February 26 and 27 to undertake a BioBlitz at Pukaha.

A BioBlitz is a biodiversity inventory and Pukaha is inviting the community to come and join in.

We are looking for people with an interest and passion for ecology - whether it's insects, invertebrates, plants, fungi or birds. Community volunteers will assist with collecting specimens, logging data and will also have the opportunity to spend time with Ruud in the Pukaha reserve.

Ducklings Galore at Pukaha

Pateke family

We are having a wonderful breeding year for our ducklings so far at Pukaha. 

Our Pateke have each successfully hatched 6 ducklings giving us an  even dozen ducklings.

Our Whio have raised 3 ducklings so far, with another 4 eggs close to hatching.

So far our red-crowned kakariki have been slow to breed but after triple clutching last year we think that they are taking their time this year.