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...
Cicada on a tree

Cicadas

Cicadas are well known for the shrill, non-stop call of the males but I wonder how many people have actually seen one? Although you...
Hoppy the Hadeda

Hadeda Ibis – a noisy garden resident

The Hadeda Ibis has become an extremely common garden bird in many areas of South Africa. Our lawns provide an ideal place for them...
Lunate Ladybird

Ladybirds – cute little predators

Like many people I have always been intrigued by Ladybirds. They have striking colours and seem quite content to crawl all over your hand...
Cape Gecko

The diminutive Cape Gecko

Here is a gecko that prefers to live in your garden rather than your house. The Cape Gecko is a small reptile with a...
Impala Lily

The beautiful Impala Lily

The Impala Lily (Adenium obesum) is a winter flowering beauty! For most of the year these plants, which sort of look like miniature baobabs,...
Golden Mole

Golden Moles

I know that many gardeners despise moles for the damage they can do to lawns and gardens. But here is a surprise for you....
Layman butterfly

Layman butterfly

I don’t know how the Layman butterfly got its common name but there must be a story there somewhere. This butterfly is quite common...
Pig's Ears

Pig’s Ears – ideal for a rockery

Firstly, I would like to mention that, in my opinion, the leaves of this succulent do not actually resemble the ears of a pig....