Hello friends and family
The 10th international penguin conference continued through until Wednesday afternoon. The major themes centred around the oceans; are there enough fish? Will climate change wipe penguins out? What about overfishing? The overall care and concern for penguins was wonderful. It was estimated that 80% of the planet’s penguin researchers were gathered to share ideas and knowledge.
It was a very well organised conference with prompt changeovers, great food and timely breaks so the audience could focus. The whole thing was run on a smart phone app which saved a lot of paper! We had attendees visit here to see penguins before heading to Fiordland to see crested penguins. A train load went to Oamaru to see the little penguins there.
I did the rounds on my own on Thursday as Robbie has a new grand-daughter and Jan is still in Alaska. The penguin boys are staying home and beginning to build nests. What a treat to see Mr 27 hard at work. He is one of our oldest penguins and has arthritis in his left foot. We treated him for Malaria and helped him through the moult – he has survived.
The weather has been so mild that I have had to mow the lawns and my mind is turning to the spring planting of the vege garden.
Have a great week!