The last 5 weeks we have been researching about ruapekapeka and as a EOTC activity we traveled there.I enjoyed all the learning that came with the trip, and all the challenging questions that got asked.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Have you ever wondered how tadpoles turn into frogs?
Tadpoles go through many changes, difficult and easy but as it starts growing it turns into nice big frogs.
Tiny frog eggs are laid in masses in the water by female frogs, then 6-21 days the tadpole then begin their lives by hatching out of there eggs into tadpoles.
The tadpole spends most of its time swimming in lakes and ponds, eating and growing. Tadpoles breathes by using their gills as it hasn’t fully grown so doesn’t know hot to breathe out of there lungs, its tail is still fully on.
The tadpole develops hind legs and then next sprouts out there arms after their legs start growing, it has a longer body how long the arms grow out to, it also has more of a distinct head.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Axolotl are walking Mexican fish. They are amphibians who spend their whole life underwater.
An Axolotl is grey or white in colour with dark black eyes. The colour on an Axolotl depends on its cells. Axolotls can grow up to 30cm in length,although the average is closer to 15 centimeters. They from 60 to 227 grams. They can live up to 15 years, but it remains in larvae forms for its entire life.
An axolotls feast on the menu is usually creatures in the wild, such as worms,mollusks,insect larvae,crustaceans and fish, and just about any other small creature that can fit in their mouth and that can swallow whole. Including other salamanders.
Axolotls are found in high altitude lakes near Mexico City. The axolotls are historically native to lakes of Chalco and Xochimilco.
The axolotl is able to regenerate body parts. When they are attacked by predators they can release one of the attachments to escape . Before long that attachment will grow back. They can be boring to watch though as they often don’t move for several hours at a time. When they do move they are slow.
Axolotls is currently been names as an endangered species, as people have been trying to catch them, people who care about them are worried.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Holidays being home.
The first week of the holidays I arrived in paradise and reunited with family. Surrounding me I have horses trotting,and so many voices echoing. I can heard a loud call of my name “Alex Alex”. It was Tiari,Vinnie and Wairere telling me they were going to catch our horses so we can go for a ride together.
I turn around for a second and see the native trees surrounding the crystal clear water water. I can breathe in and can taste the breed of horses, they all run up towards me and I turn around with happiness written all over my face knowing i’m home and back with all my family.
As we start our journey up the warawara forest, we stop and look at each other and just smile and keep riding. We are excited and blessed to be with each other again, so we could continue what we do best together.
We got to the top and seen the view of our dream.