Story: Shrublands

Muttonbird scrub, Snares Island (1st of 2)

Muttonbird scrub, Snares Island

The tall shrub daisy Olearia lyallii dominates scrub and low forest on the Snares Islands, 105 kilometres south-west of Stewart Island. Known as muttonbird scrub, its interior is a mass of sprawling stems and roots, riddled with petrel (muttonbird) burrows.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Mountain shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007