Just looking at what pics I was going to put up tonight these two migrated together. I found the top one, a mop, down a dingy back alley in a swanky part of Napier's upmarket wharf district. The bottom one is a bunch of ariel roots from a tree dwelling epiphyte heading to ground searching for nutrients and moisture. This was found in a very interesting remnant of native bush at Waipataki. One of the features of this bit of bush was the abundance of very large Kahikatea trees, some could be be well over 700 years old. Sadly no stick insects very spotted.