Concern for hawk visiting local gardens

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? By Mike Ford An interesting story has unfolded about a Black Sparrowhawk that was spotted in various Hermanus gardens over the last four years. But there is concern about its health. The Black Sparrowhawk, photographed by Mike Sander in his garden in May 2015. I was contacted by Peter and Alison Eustace on 11 March to tell me that there… Continue reading Concern for hawk visiting local gardens

Game birds having a good season

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? Story and image: Ed Meyer The upland game birds in the mountain fynbos above Voëlklip have had a very successful breeding season in 2015-’16. Cape Spurfowl with youngsters. Four or five pairs of Cape Spurfowl regularly visit our garden on the edge of the Fernkloof Reserve and have all produced at least two clutches of chicks from August… Continue reading Game birds having a good season

A plant for your palm

Originally posted on Your Local Blog:
Bonsai is the art of growing dwarf trees and shrubs from seedlings or rooted cuttings. It requires careful training, pruning and container restriction. The latter gives bonsai its name as it translates as ‘tray cultivation’. This is a fun and beautiful way of cultivating plants on a miniature scale. Shohin is a Japanese small bonsai that is between 6… Continue reading A plant for your palm