Bits n’Bobs

Female Amethyst Sunbird Benji on the front wall. Our resident Garden Orb Weaver. Hasn’t moved since she established her web among the lavender. Milkweed Locust. Mané – ”Did you see that?” Painted Lady Mr & Mrs. Flycatcher Ark

Bee Aware!

Today is World BEE DAY – thanks to Roda over at Indigo Acres for the heads. up. To celebrate and to maybe prompt some of you heathens to go out and plant some bee friendly plants, here are few shots of some of these fine creatures that visit the Ark’s Spot. Amegilla visiting lavender. We can … More Bee Aware!

Watch the Birdy!

‘Pigeon Pals’ Rock Pigeon ( red mask) and Laughing Dove. 13/5/20 Juvenile Male Amethyst Sunbird 12/5/20 Female Weaver in Fir Tree. Green Woodhoopoe. Adult Female Amethyst Sunbird. 13/5/20 Ark.

Odds n’ Ends and bits n’ bobs

Potted Potatoes Progressing Purposefully. Thar’s gold on them thar wings!” Thysanoplusia orichalcea, Golden Plusia  Found it’s way into my office yesterday evening. Millie. I was obliged to go wash my hands somewhere else. Our Pink Lady, still enjoying residency among the lavender in the back garden. Ark

Bits n’ Bobs

Common Leopard – Phalanta phalantha A rare visitor indeed! Buffalo Heart Tomato – picked from the garden yesterday. Will ripen fully in a day or two. Best tasting tomatoes we have eaten. Hillbrow Post Office Tower – Saturday, After the Rain. Benji: ‘Check Diary – no appointments, have a snooze.’   Ark

Incy Wincy

Tiny hairy field spider photographed this afternoon using a cellphone as my Canon is currently on the blink. Photo credit: Ems.   As we are all about to fully batten down the hatches, I’ll dedicate this to my missus and   all you hooligans out there.   Ark.