Good afternoon all! Thanks very much for your patience regarding an update on the playing cards. We have a couple exciting bits of news. Firstly, manufacture on our second order of cards is almost complete and the new decks will be shipped on the 5th or 6th April. We opted to ship by sea rather … Continue reading New stock and Second Edition
We've received awesome news from Legends Playing Card Co.: the decks have finished manufacture and are on their way to NZ as we speak! We had delayed opening pre-orders until we had a good idea about when the cards would be arriving. Since the last update we have changed from BigCartel to Shopify to allow … Continue reading Pre-orders are open!
Collated and written by Chrissie Painting. Chrissie is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Auckland. For her doctorate she studied the lovely giraffe weevil whose profile we've uploaded here. As the year draws to an end, many school and university students may be starting to ponder about their futures and the possibility of a … Continue reading A day in the life of an entomologist
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Emma and I as we wrap up some of our own work and generate content for the website. We want to thank everyone who’s shown interest in the project and for some very lovely emails. I know that I (Leilani) had sort of seen the cards as … Continue reading Hiding in plain sight: finding insects in cities and new insect descriptions (27 Oct)
My name is Leilani Walker and I am so excited to finally announce that the New Zealand insect playing card project project is both a thing and that it is a thing nearing fruition. I've been working this project over the past year alongside the indefatigable Emma Scheltema and after many meetings and pots of tea … Continue reading Announcement time! (9 Oct)