For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Walk 7/31 - Part 6

It is getting late but with such a beautiful day, I am reluctant to go indoors.
 At a drinking trough for the animals, the bees are lining up to get a drink of water. There is an old beehive amongst the bushes which someone put there years ago and if anyone was brave enough, it is full of wonderful honey just waiting to be collected.
For interesting facts about bees, click on these links: Part1  Part2  Part3  Part4
 The new from the old. This pretty plant makes a lovely fan-shape with its leaves as it gets bigger. I always wonder why people do not cultivate these for their gardens. We seem to have more imported plants and yet have such a large variety of indiginous ones which are beautiful.
 The sun starts to set and the cold creeps in. Time to head indoors for some soup and to call it a day........

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