Today’s photo is of Tautuku Bay, a rocky coastal area found in the Catlins, east of Waikawa.
New Zealand sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins can often be seen on the beach at Tautuku and the nearby estuary is home to a population of fernbirds.
DOC and Forest and Bird are currently looking for volunteers interested in joining a mid-winter weekend of conservation in the Catlins.
Volunteers will stay at Tautuku Lodge and help on two conservation projects at Otanomomo and Te Rere Scientific Reserves. Both reserves are closed to the public and the trip will provide an opportunity to learn about these two special areas.
The trip will take place from 15 – 17 July 2016. Further information can be found on the DOC website.
Photo by Douglas Kelley (CC BY-NC 2.0.).