What’s the buzz?

Amegilla bee visits a Plectranthus plant by the pond. 12/4/21 And …. for your edification. Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are important pollinators of crops and wild plants. Amegilla bees are not aggressive but can sting for defence.   Plectranthus is the largest South African genus in the mint … More What’s the buzz?

It fluttered by.

Common Dotted Border (Female) Mylothris agathina Long Tailed Blue Lampides boeticus   Photographed this afternoon as they visited the lavender at the front of the property.

It fluttered by.

Thought I’d give these another airing. Hope you enjoy? Crimson Speckled Footman. Citrus Swallowtail. Common Diadem Painted Lady Jewel Blue Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) Ark.

Bits n’ Bobs

Harvested from the garden yesterday. The largest pumpkin weighed in at 5.1 kg. Not too shabby if I say so myself. Yes, Ben … I have crabs! Tiny Flower Crab Spider on a cosmos that looks a little like the West Coast of Africa!  Settling in nicely! Baxter having a snooze in the long grass. … More Bits n’ Bobs

More Dragons!

  It’s quite amazing how close these beauties will allow me to approach before they take flight. Even then, they will usually flit close by only to alight on the same spot. While these images are cropped, I was no more than a ruler’s length away and on several shots even the click of the … More More Dragons!