. . for their own natural history! They found it by boring but they wouldn’t have found it boring – we all love reading about ourselves. If they’d navigated to the right page they’d have found their ancestors – or cousins – in here. ~~~oo0oo~~~ 2020: Clearing out old books during the April 2020 lockdown,Continue reading “No Respect . .”
Aitch learnt the joy of indigenous plants on the Bluff in 1985 when doing her cardio-vascular perfusion-ing at Wentworth hospital. Ian Whitton, friend and cardio-thoracic surgeon, indigenous gardener and nurseryman extraordinaire, piglet-producer, protea grower, pigeon-fancier, erythrina expert and all-round good friend took her under his wing. She needed it as a Capie new to KwaZuluContinue reading “Gardening for Birds n Frogs n Butterflies n Goggas”
Just because they’re beautiful. He looks big but he’s tiny: Those are blades of lawn grass he’s crawling on.
Oops! Almost wet a shield bug when relieving meself in the garden. Had my cellphone on me so took some pics of him and two of his friends. A yellow and black jumping spider moved off before I could snap him. The shield bug is about the size of a fingernail. The pupa and theContinue reading “Garden Bugs”