Bush Lily

The beautiful Bush Lily

The Bush Lily, or Clivia, is one of South Africa’s most attractive indigenous plants. In fact, it is only found in South Africa. They...
Vervet Monkeys

Vervet Monkeys – Love them or hate them

Love them or hate them, monkeys are regular visitors to gardens and houses in some areas. To me they are fascinating creatures. They used...
Spotted Bush Snake

The Spotted Bush Snake – an unwanted intruder!

I don’t suppose anyone likes finding a snake in their house. This Spotted Bush Snake was trying to find a way to get into...
Wild Dagga plant

Wild Dagga plant – Looking for a high?

If you are then this plant isn’t what you are looking for! It may be called the Wild Dagga plant but that is more...
Paper Wasp

Paper wasps

There are many different types of wasps found in South Africa but one type, that many people are familiar with, is the Paper Wasp....
Dark-capped Bulbuls

A Toppie by any other name

The Toppie is a common bird that goes by a number of names including Black-eyed Bulbul. Unfortunately, with the internationalisation (is that a word?)...
Bronze Mannikin on a bird feeder

My first bird feeder

If you want to attract more birds to your garden, then a bird feeder is the quick and easy way to do it. Bird...
African Monarch butterfly

African Monarch butterfly

The African Monarch is one of the most well-known species of butterflies in the world. It is found throughout Africa, Asia and Australia. In...