We always say that we have to look at the bigger picture and not just be narrow minded and get stuck in the same rut over and over. When you travel though you should really pry your eyes away from a bigger picture at times and look for the little things as well. Travelling up … Continue reading A spider’s pantry
So how high does one jump when you're walking around in the grass looking at the horizon and see movement from the corner of your eye to find about 10 of these colourful Elegant Grasshoppers all around your legs. In my case pretty high as I did taking some photos with my phone in the … Continue reading Colourful Elegant Grasshopper at Coega
My yard seems to be a bit of a magnet for paper wasps (South African Paper Wasp - Polistes marginalis) with about three or four nests all around the house. I know a couple of Geocachers who would be able to tell you all about the fact that unlike honey bees that only sting once, … Continue reading You better not come any closer
Even though I am known as Firefly, the Dragonfly must be my favorite insect. A long weekend at Sitrusoewer next to the Sundays River near Kirkwood had me spending a lot of time on the water in a canoe and I was amazed at seeing how many dragonflies and damselflies there were. I got this picture … Continue reading Red Dragonfly
Port Elizabeth has some wonderful nature reserves where a photographer can loose himself in...
Usually I post about places or buildings or monuments. Today I'm posting a spider. A golden orb web spider I encountered in a wild fig tree in Uitenhage.
A little caching adventure in Uitenhage brought us to Cannon Hill overlooking the town. Walking back down the path Drama Princess gave a bit of a scream and jumped onto the grass. There on the path was a couple of seriously big ants making their way up the hill. I tried to get a close … Continue reading Uitenhage has some seriously big ants
One of the beauties of travelling is exploring and discovering new places and things. I dropped my mom off in Despatch after a visit and swung through town to pick up a Geocache I hadn't ticked off my list. I parked next to a couple of Coral Trees (Lucky Bean Trees as some people know … Continue reading Hibernating snails
A Geocaching outing last weekend yielded more than just a cache container. It also resulted in an inspection and photo session of what turned out to be Pine Tree Emperor Moth larvae or commonly known as a Christmas Caterpillar. This guy is probably the size of my index finger so I really wouldn''t want them … Continue reading Pine Tree Emperor Moth larvae
The flightless dung beetle used to be found widespread in Southern Africa but these days is classified as a vulnerable species and only found in Addo Elephant National Park and a couple of other isolated spots. The beetle is strictly dependent on a number of vertebrates (particularly elephant and buffalo) and when these animals were shot … Continue reading Addo’s Flightless Dungbeetle