Nature

What is bird ringing?

What is bird ringing?

During bird ringing, an aluminium alloy or stainless-steel ring with a unique identification number is placed on a bird. This is not a new process, people have been marking birds for over 2000 years. One of the earliest written records was between 218 and 201BC, […]

A unique sombre greenbul

A unique sombre greenbul

I go bird ringing as often as I can. For those of you that don’t know what bird ringing is… keep a look out for my next post. The reason I am pre-empting that post… is that I just found out a little paper was […]

Toddler fascinations.

Toddler fascinations.

It always amazes me what children find fascinating. For Ethan, most loud sounds are completely amazing! From before he could walk you could turn on ANY MUSIC and he will laugh and smile and dance. From the second he discovered that the human body could […]

A weekend on the farm.

A weekend on the farm.

For the long weekend last week, we decided to visit my Uncle and Aunt’s farm. Ethan has been going there since he was a month old and he even took his first steps in the passageway in the farm house. It has some beautiful memories […]

A Reptilian encounter in suburban South Africa

A Reptilian encounter in suburban South Africa

Yesterday, I was walking across our lawn when I spotted something strange sauntering across the grass. Upon closer inspection… it turned out to be a Southern Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion ventrale). This is only the second time in 11 years that I have seen one in […]