Male Cape Sparrow

The Cape Sparrow – a charming little bird

I don’t think that there are many gardens that don’t have sparrows, of one kind or another, in them. The Cape Sparrow may occur...
Honey Euryops

The honey smelling Honey Euryops

The Honey Euryops (Euryops virgineus) is an attractive plant with its yellow flowers and bright green foliage. Honeybees are attracted to it and maybe...
Southern Tree Agama

Southern Tree Agama

Many of you will know the Southern Tree Agama by its easier to remember name of Blue-headed Lizard. Another name for this lizard is...
Cape Wagtail

Cape Wagtail – a friendly little bird

The Cape Wagtail is one bird that is familiar to most South Africans. It gets called a number of different names including Willie Wagtail...
A Guineafowl butterfly

Meet the Guineafowl butterfly

We are all familiar with the Guineafowl from the world of birds but there is a butterfly that is also known as a Guineafowl....
Guttural Toad

Guttural Toad – a noisy neighbour

The Guttural Toad will probably quite familiar to homeowners in many parts of South Africa. It many areas this frog is extremely common. Wherever...
Barberton Daisy

Barberton Daisy – A popular South African plant

This beautiful plant calls the bushveld its natural home. In particular the bushveld regions of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. From there the Barberton Daisy has...
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...