Tag: kowhai tree

  • Use all your senses!

    I belong to a lovely group of kid-lit writers. Today, Saturday, they play a Today Game. Use the following: Today I saw… Today I felt(touch)… Today I heard… Today I smelled(olfactor.).. Today I tasted… Walking my walk this morning I used all the senses! Here is what I experienced: Today I saw some strange feathers […]


  • Spring indeed!

    Kōwhai (Māori pronunciation: [kɔːɸai] or [kɔːfai]) are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas.[1] Kōwhai trees grow throughout the country and are a common feature in New Zealand […]