For three days in May 2012, Rangitoto Island was part of a vitual field trip by the Learnz crew - Take a look at their website to learn more. LEARNZ
The Auckland Botanical Society publication "Natural History of Rangitoto Island" is available for purchase for $30 at Bach 38. It can also be ordered by mail, p & p included, for $40 - send order and cheque to:
Auckland Botanical Society,
PO Box 26391, Epsom,
This 192-page book is in full colour and covers the flowering plants, conifers, ferns, bryophytes, lichens, fungi and seaweeds - as well as the ecology, geology and animal life.
Have you ever gazed at Rangitoto and wondered... How it got its shape? Was it a very explosive beginning? And will it erupt again? Rangitoto: Te Toka tu moana, The rock standing in the ocean tells the dramatic story of Auckland's most dramatic icon - its birth, the kaka bird's connection to Rangitoto, the imprint of humans on its fragile wildlife, and how the island's guardians are saving it today.
ISBN 978 014 350334 7
Puffin, Penguin Group NZ Ltd.
Buy it here: www.wheelers.co.nz