Gretchen Markle

Travel Blog

(posted on 5 Oct 2016)

A sunny day today! The clouds are creating great shadows on the fields opposite.

Olive Grove


New Zealand has one native owl, a little guy, called the Morepork. Guess what it's call sounds like?

When we first heard of the Morepork, we envisioned a Barred Owl. Then we saw a stuffed specimen over at Tawharanui and discovered that it's not that much larger than a Northern Saw-whet owl (about one-and-a-half times the size). Unfortunately, we haven't seen this little guy, but we love the idea of him.