Male Chinspot Batis

Chinspot Batis

If you are ever in the bushveld or woodland and you hear a plaintive call that sounds like “three blind mice” then you are...
Common Coral Tree

Common Coral Tree

If you have a garden with enough space to have a Common Coral Tree, then I must admit that I am very envious of...
Crassula streyi

Crassula streyi – Pondo Cliff Crassula

The Pondo Cliff Crassula (Crassula streyi) is a beautiful succulent that is ideal for growing indoors. If you can find one at your favourite...
Bronze Mannikin

Bronze Mannikins are regular garden visitors

The Bronze Mannikin is a well-known and much-loved garden bird in the eastern regions of South Africa. It has also established itself in Gauteng...
Fiscal Flycatcher

Fiscal Flycatcher

Many people are familiar with the Fiscal Shrike but not as many are familiar with the Fiscal Flycatcher and may even confuse the two....
Band-eyed Drone Fly

Hoverflies

Hoverflies are a group of flies that mimic bees and wasps. They tend to have yellow and black stripes. There are over 200 species...
Pleasant Hornet

Pleasant Hornet

This beautiful insect is known as a Pleasant Hornet, and it is actually a species of moth. The scientific name for it is Euchromia...
Male Village Weaver

Village Weaver

Gardeners in the Eastern Cape, KZN, Mpumalanga and Limpopo should be very familiar with the Village Weaver, previously known as the Spotted-backed Weaver. These...
Cover of Garden Birds in Southern Africa

Review of “Garden Birds in Southern Africa by Duncan Butchart

Title: Garden Birds in Southern AfricaAuthor: Duncan ButchartNumber of pages: 192Year published: 2017Published by: Struik NatureSoftcoverISBN: 978-1-77584-474-7 Over the years there have been a...
Blue flowers of the Waterberg Bell-bush

Waterberg Bell-bush

The Waterberg Bell-bush (Freylinia tropica) is a beautiful shrub for your garden. It always seems to have some flowers on it but in spring...