The kereru is a berry berry important bird.
Why? Since the moa became extinct, it’s the only bird big enough that can spread the seeds of native trees with LARGE fruit like tawa, karaka and miro.
We're celebrating the kereru in this month's magazine because it helps to keep our forests healthy. We're also conducting a nationwide kereru count during February. If you'd like to take part see www.kererucount.org.nz
To learn all about our kereru join our kids club and you'll receive a magazine five times a year!