I have made mention a couple of times that once I acquired a digital camera I embarked on a quest ( cue music) to photo catalog all the flora and especially the fauna that resides in and/or visits our garden. In the beginning it was fairly easy, and the files quickly filled with all sorts … More Quelle Surprise!
Gold spotted Sylph (Metisella metis metis) Back Garden – 22/8/19 Painted Lady. Front Lawn 22/8/19 Ark
Painted Lady 12/08/19 Ark
African Monarch in flight Painted Lady on Lavender African Monarch Female Diadem. Photographed 11/ 12/ 13/5/19 Ark
Female Diadem Male Diadem Ark. Photographed this afternoon Common Diadem Alternate common name: Diadem Afrikaans common names: Blouglans (male), Na-aper (female) Wingspan: ♂ 60–65 mm ♀ 70–80 mm Notes: Male is a strong fl ier and is territorial on hilltops and in forest clearings. Sexes dimorphic, distinctive. Polymorphic females are mimics of all forms … More It Fluttered By
If you want to attract the right kind of diner you have to ensure you lay on the right food. African Monarch lunches on Lavender. 30th April
Two pip policeman African Monarch Female African Migrant Long Tailed Blue (I think). All snapped earlier this month. Ark
Tiny African Blue (Gaika Blue) takes a breather yesterday on the lavender. Ark
The cross-country migration of the Brown Veined White is into its second phase and for the past couple of days the garden has once again been experiencing wave after wave of these butterflies as they head north. This one I photographed yesterday afternoon. Ark
Grassveld Sylph, Metisella malgacha perches on some lavender. Photographed this morning. Ark.
… of colour. Zebra Blue Gazanias Common Diadem Broad Bordered Yellow Crimson Speckled Footman. Strelizia Mocker Bronze California Poppy Black Striped Hairtail Air Plant Meadow White. Ark
Citrus Swallowtail. I spotted it through the shed door (yesterday) and managed a single shot before it was over the back wall and gone! And I noticed this on a fresh leaf of the Lemon Tree by the pond this morning – first laval stage of the Swallowtail. It looks like bird poop for … More It Fluttered by