Of course our birds are a little cray-cray right now (it’s the season), insects are abundant & the warm afternoon means the air is filled with the sweet honey like perfumes of night opening, moth pollinated flowers.
Most NZ native trees are not deciduous, not all of them flower during the day & they are not dependant on bees for pollination.
In addition, not all of them are spring flowering.
Today, despite the weather yet again taking a turn back to winter, let's celebrate NZ spring flowering plants & the abundant, diverse insect life with whom they live & thrive.
They are mostly not showy; often teeny, tiny flowers & you will need to slow down, let your nose lead you & look closely . . .
I challenge anyone who lives in Aotearoa/ NZ to go see how many of these plants you can find in your area - or look for ones specific to your own area.