Category Archives: Flora and fauna

Happy Halloween from South Africa

Wish I’d got a picture of the deadly spitting cobra that made an appearance on one of the pathways our first night at the lodge.  But I do have some smaller creepy crawlers to share… Advertisements

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Mushroom farmers

There are dirt mounds like these all over the place in northern South Africa.  I thought I remembered from TV nature shows that they were ant hills.  I wondered why they so often have a tree growing out of them, … Continue reading

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The big 5

I first heard of the Big 5 when I started talking to friends in Ethiopia about booking a safari.  The Big 5 concept was originally attached to big game sport hunting in Africa (something that in my opinion ought not … Continue reading

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Wild kingdom

Sorry about the lack of communication this week.  I flew to South Africa for a workshop last Thursday and haven’t had time to post since then. I spent the first three days at the Association of International Schools in Africa … Continue reading

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