Monday, November 21, 2011

NaBloPoMo 21 - Scenic Sunday - Somes Island

Matiu / Somes Island is a beautiful nature reserve and historic site situated in the Wellington Harbour.

It was formerly an enemy alien internment camp and quarantine station and opened to the general public as a nature reserve and historic site in 1995.

The island has been eradicated of pests since 1981 and has become a sanctuary for native plants, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.

It is also provides safe habitat for the world's smallest penguin - little penguin or korora or little blue penguin - during their nesting season.

(Information taken from Department of Conservation - Maitu/Somes Island)

Here are my  pics of Somes Island. (click on pics to enlarge)


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  1. These are awesome pictures Suzy! You certainly take great pictures! I am a new Follower of your Blog. Take care and have a good week.

  2. Thanks Judy - I think it's my very nice and much loved canon camera that takes good pics. Thanks so much for following my blog.

  3. Great panoramas of beautiful scenery!
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog :-)

  4. Thanks Inger-M. Wellington is a beautiful city.


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