With Wellington moving into Level 2, we took advantage of Zealandia reopening, masked-up, and went hunting for signs of spring. I do hope you're able to get out and enjoy nature in your neighbourhood, and that you enjoy this wee photo essay...
A perfect sprig of kōwhai blossoms
A kahukura (red admiral butterfly) appears to be feeding on a kōwhai bloom.
A cute pōpokotea (whitehead) was flitting from branch to branch with their mate
A tiny toutouwai (North Island robin) shakes out his underfluffies - spring cleaning perhaps?
An icon sign of spring - an unfurling fern leaf
A tīeke (saddleback) briefly pops up into the light while foraging in the undergrowth