Colour and share on Instagram or Facebook #TheRestlessForest
Every time Restless Forest moves and changes, a new colouring page will be available below. Each page will follow the theme of the new forest, highlighting special plants and animals each time.
With enough detail to be appealing for adults and challenging for children, we hope young and old will enjoy these colour-in pages and collect each one.
A colour sticker that matches each colour-in page is the treasure hidden in the heart of each new forest installation – visit the Restless Forest ‘in person’ to collect your sticker.
Illustrations by Lynnette Hartley.
3 – Restorative Forest colour sheet (PDF)Species featured in the remnant forest colour in:
Houhere / narrow-leafed lacebark
Manatu / lowland ribbonwood
Horoeka / lancewood
Kereru / NZ wood pigeon
Child feeding sparrows
a nesting swallow
Species featured in the remnant forest colour in:
Hounds Tongue fern/pāraharaha
Kiwikiwi (Creek fern)
Hen and chickens fern/mouku
grey warbler nest
Banks Peninsula tree wētā
Species featured in the Riparian Forest colouring page:
Kahikatea – New Zealand’s tallest tree
Manuka – its flowers are very sweet-smelling and provide nectar and pollen to native insects and geckos
Harekeke / flax – is the most important fibre plant to Māori
Horoeka / lancewood – its purplish-black fruits take a whole year to ripen
Tuna / eel – a migrating eel can climb a 20 metre waterfall
Canterbury mudfish – is the rarest of the 5 types of mudfish
Matuku / Australasian bittern – are an indicator of wetland health because they need rich diverse habitats and food supplies
Kereru / NZ wood pigeon – long-lived birds, they breed slowly
Canterbury gecko / moko-pāpā – 19 geckos from the Port Hills were released into Riccarton Bush this year.
Kahukura / Red Admiral – the Māori name, kahukura, means “red cloak”
Spiny gilled mayfly (Coloburiscus humeralis) – they use their hairy legs to trap drifting food particles