Pink Tea Tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) Native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. A usually compact shrub to 2m high (often less) to 2m wide.

Pink Tea Tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) Native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. A usually compact shrub to 2m high (often less) to 2m wide.

Kōkako (Callaeas cinereus) is a forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand.

Kōkako (Callaeas cinereus) is a forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand.

New Zealand Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Bush, Manuka 'Apple Blossom' (Leptospermum scoparium)

New Zealand Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Bush, Manuka 'Apple Blossom' (Leptospermum scoparium)

My First North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

My First North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as Whēkau or the White-faced Owl, was an endemic owl found in New Zealand, but is now extinct.

The Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as Whēkau or the White-faced Owl, was an endemic owl found in New Zealand, but is now extinct.

Delt & Lith - John Gerrard Keulemans,1842-1912: Morepork, Spiloglaux novae-zealandiae; Laughing owl, Sceloglaux novae-zelandiae. [Plate XX. 1888].

Delt & Lith - John Gerrard Keulemans,1842-1912: Morepork, Spiloglaux novae-zealandiae; Laughing owl, Sceloglaux novae-zelandiae. [Plate XX. 1888].


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New Zealand Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Bush, Manuka 'Apple Blossom' (Leptospermum scoparium)

New Zealand Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Bush, Manuka 'Apple Blossom' (Leptospermum scoparium)

Leptospermumm scoparium. (MANUKA) Native to New Zealand.   This is where the pharmaceutical and health-beneficial Manuka Honey comes from! Manuka Honey is graded by the amount of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) that finishes up in the final product. The more of this flower (pollen/nectar) the better.    Caption: P/R @BillGP

Leptospermumm scoparium. (MANUKA) Native to New Zealand. This is where the pharmaceutical and health-beneficial Manuka Honey comes from! Manuka Honey is graded by the amount of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) that finishes up in the final product. The more of this flower (pollen/nectar) the better. Caption: P/R @BillGP

Extinct bird species: Laughing Owl. The Laughing Owl was popularly known for its crazy maniacal calls that echoed through the forests particularly on dark rainy nights.

15 Extinct Bird Species & Possible Reasons for Their Extinction

Extinct bird species: Laughing Owl. The Laughing Owl was popularly known for its crazy maniacal calls that echoed through the forests particularly on dark rainy nights.

Delt & Lith - John Gerrard Keulemans,1842-1912: Morepork, Spiloglaux novae-zealandiae; Laughing owl, Sceloglaux novae-zelandiae. [Plate XX. 1888].

Delt & Lith - John Gerrard Keulemans,1842-1912: Morepork, Spiloglaux novae-zealandiae; Laughing owl, Sceloglaux novae-zelandiae. [Plate XX. 1888].

not everything in NZ is pretty... but it's all unique! // this is a male weta, a native insect of NZ // there are about 70 types of weta, mostly they eat other bugs and leaves. they can bite, but they're not poisonous, and they can't fly // the 'giant weta' can be up to 8 inches long! // Weta Workshop is named after the NZ weta

not everything in NZ is pretty... but it's all unique! // this is a male weta, a native insect of NZ // there are about 70 types of weta, mostly they eat other bugs and leaves. they can bite, but they're not poisonous, and they can't fly // the 'giant weta' can be up to 8 inches long! // Weta Workshop is named after the NZ weta

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