Further to my previous post: I painted on A2 sheets of paper, then scanned, enhanced, added to them a little, and 'tidied' them up, then they were printed out twice as wide, laminated, and formed a seven metre long panorama background representative of the Uretara River catchment, for the Katikati Bioblitz 2015.
The speckly-grey and brown on the bottom represents the soil organisms, and although I would have liked to do lots more ecosystem vignettes, had to make do with just five in the time I had.
I would love to record the data gathered at this bioblitz in the form of something more permanent. Perhaps, after I've talked to the appropriate people, a series of murals of each of the ten (? twelve?) main ecosystems, accompanied by a list of the species of flora and fauna found there.
|High Kaimai range forest.|
|Rolling sheep and beef farms, pine plantations, quarry.|
|Avocado, citrus and kiwifruit orchards, market gardens.|
|Orchards, market gardens, urban settlement, home gardens and parks.|
|Urban, estuarine tidal mudflats, farmlands|
|Estuarine tidal mudflats, farmlands.|
|Sandy beaches, tidal estuary, sea bed and sea out to the centre of the channel.|