World Bonsai Convention Coming Soon

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 8th World Bonsai Convention will take place on April 27-30, 2017 in Saitama City, Japan. Saitama City is the new name for Omiya, famous for high quality bonsai gardens. This promises to be the finest and largest bonsai convention to date, anywhere. The World Bonsai Friendship Federation has been holding conventions since 1989, the first in Japan. Since then the convention … Continue reading World Bonsai Convention Coming Soon

Saturday 7 January 2017 : Bluff Nature Reserve

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Elena Russell I left home in heavy drizzle which lifted a little near Queensburgh but by the time I hit the Bluff it was heavy drizzle again.  The dog’s chances of a walk in heavy drizzle were starting to look good but it was not to be! Firstly let me say that the mood was very sombre as we gathered … Continue reading Saturday 7 January 2017 : Bluff Nature Reserve

Club’s first speaker of 2017 is a Peacock

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? Faansie Peacock likes to describe himself as a professional birder. He is one of Southern Africa’s best known birders and most talented bird artists. And Peacock is his real name. Faansie Peacock (image from his website) Faansie will be the Club’s first speaker of the new year, doing a presentation on “The weird and wondrous world of waders” at the first… Continue reading Club’s first speaker of 2017 is a Peacock

A work of art for those wanting more

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? Faansie Peacock will have about an hour, perhaps a little more, to present “The weird and wondrous world of waders” to the audience at the Club’s first monthly meeting of the year tomorrow. The latest book. But there is a lot more to the subject, as is demonstrated by the book on waders that he has just published. “More… Continue reading A work of art for those wanting more