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Playing Flight of Pollen in Taupo

A week ago, friends gathered in our cosy fire-lit living room to trial the new board game from Jil Hemming. With anticipation for the unfolding journey ahead we aquainted ourselves with the pollinator discs we had been assigned and set out to pollinate our first flowers.

At each level of complexity we learned the fascinating particulars of our pollinators – birds, insects and gecko and the peculiarities of each native plant. For instance, who knew that our famous honey-producing manuka had so few pollinators compared to that aloof giant of the forest, rata.

We worked in teams as well as co-operatively to do the work of the wind, insects, birds and gecko. What a fantastic evening, and we look forward to playing again and sharing the game with more of our friends.

Jane in Taupo-nui-a-Tia

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