Snowberry. Anna Yeoman
December 2020: The annual Department of Conservation monitoring of the grand and Otago skink population found good numbers of adults again, and some more babies.
Total newborns sighted is now 13 jewelled gecko, nine grand skinks and nine Otago skinks. In January we'll start keeping our eyes open for the this summer's babies!
James Kilduff and Joel Knight worked at Mokomoko for ten days, on a conservation placement from their role as Reptile Keepers at Wellington Zoo.
Read more of the latest news in our December newsletter here.
Tim Whittaker, Dhana Pillai and Carey Knox spot a jewelled gecko by torchlight, when the direct beams illuminate the solid form of their bodies in the shrubs, making it (slightly) easier to find them than in daylight. Photo: Anna Yeoman