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)Chapter three - colour in. Species featured in the remnant forest colour in:

Plants
Houhere / narrow-leafed lacebark
Manatu / lowland ribbonwood
Horoeka / lancewood
Kowhai

Animals
Kereru / NZ wood pigeon
Child feeding sparrows
a nesting swallow
Silvereye/ tauhou
lizard
beetle
wētā

2 – Remnant Forest Colour Sheet (PDF)

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Species featured in the remnant forest colour in:

Plants

Tōtara
Fuschia/kotukutuku
Rangiora
Five finger/whaupaku
Lancewood/horoeka
Ribbonwood/mānatu
Hounds Tongue fern/pāraharaha
Kiwikiwi (Creek fern)
Hen and chickens fern/mouku

Animals

Canterbury gecko
grey warbler nest
Shining cuckoo/pīpīwharauroa
Bellbird/korimako
Banks Peninsula tree wētā
stick insect

1 –Riparian Forest Colour Sheet (PDF)

Riparain colour preview.

Species featured in the Riparian Forest colouring page:

Plants
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

Animals
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

 

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