Mr Weaver fails to attract a mate….

One of our favourite garden activities here in Pretoria is watching our resident weaver bird build a nest, in a desperate attempt to attract a mate. Basically, the male weaver skillfully creates an incredibly intricate round ball of a nest, stripping the tree of its leaves at the same time, and then madly displays (hanging upside down and shrieking) everytime the female he has his… Continue reading Mr Weaver fails to attract a mate….

South Africa: All the Animals!

Originally posted on Around the World in 180 Days:
The main event for us in Kruger was (of course) the animals. Kruger itself is a national park, and it’s huge, at just under the size of New Jersey (!!). We could see hundreds of different types of animals in the “wild” in their natural habitat. I say “wild” because the park itself is technically fenced in.… Continue reading South Africa: All the Animals!