Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 3

Day #3: Wild Eyes
Activity 1:
I chose to adopt the kea:
Screen Shot 2017-07-10 at 9.20.23 pm.pngThe kea is a very unusual parrot, known for it’s large, strong- flying olive green appearance and its major curiosity. It is the world’s only alpine parrot and is also one of the world’s most intelligent birds. As an omnivore it searches widely for food in trees, shoots, shrubs, fruit, leaves, nectar and seeds, they dig in the soil for insects larvae and plant tubers. They also search rotten logs for huhu grubs especially in rimu forests and logged pine plantations. Kea’s mainly nest within a native forest. Their natural habitat includes all types of native forest such as sub-line scrub, tussock and herb filled.
Activity 2:
Here are reasons why I think New Zealand should be a predator free country:
From my perspective I do not think killing the predators would be a good Idea instead they should just take them away. Seeing that taking them away would be an impossible task, so I can see why we need to kill them, simply because it would do a great amount of good for our environment and wildlife because of how the possums are destroying our trees, and also it ruins the scenery and the beauty of our nature and is endangering or native birds.
Bonus Activity:



  1. WOW Philomena,
    My name is Lusia Katavake and I'm a year 8 student from St Pius X Catholic School,
    I love how you created a news design on your outstanding moa discovery!
    You are so creative!!! Have you posted your photo on the wild eyes website? if not you really should because this is great! But besides that Great job on your blogging techniques!
    Hope to see more incredible blog posts,

    <3 Regards,
    Lusia Katavake

    1. Hi Lusia,
      Thank you for your comment and yes I have posted my moa discovery on the wild eyes website.


  2. Hi Philomena,

    I am blown away by reading your summary. I agree with Luisa, I also love how creative you were designing your own news moa discovery. You have given a clear understanding of the information you have researched. Go you!

    Keep up the good work Philomena. I'm so proud of you!


  3. Charlie that is not a smart comment that doesn't give here your learning feedback

  4. Moa is extinct learn don't believe everything on the internet but u du u I am inspired by how creativity good job.