For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Botanical Gardens - Part 1

A stroll through the Botanical Gardens is always a pleasure.
The Crane Flower (Bird of Paradise) only starts to get its first flowers after it has been planted for 4-5 years.

They attract a lot of insects especially bees and ants to the sweet nectar.

All kinds of butterflies dance around in the warm sunlight.

The Wild Pear does not bear fruit but hundreds of beautiful blooms.

Many types of cycads are common here and protected by law.

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