What can we Champion?

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
Leon Viljoen, in his talk last night, stressed the point that one way to ensure species conservation is to champion a particular species that is common to our area, with which visitors could identify and recognise, even go on tours to see. We already have the Whale and the area is popularly described as the Whale Coast. Why not… Continue reading What can we Champion?

Iceland’s waders need a strategic forestry plan

Originally posted on wadertales:
More and more trees are being planted in lowland Iceland – and further increases are planned, in part encouraged by the suggestion that this will mitigate for climate change. Forestry is potentially bad news for Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit and other waders that breed in open habitats, and which migrate south to Europe and Africa each autumn. Are there ways to accommodate… Continue reading Iceland’s waders need a strategic forestry plan


Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
It is at this time of the year that the Cape Honeysuckle puts on a fine show of cheerful bright orange flowers so beloved by sunbirds, weavers, Cape White-eyes, bees and butterflies. Aloes vie for space among the crassulas plants edging our swimming pool. They too provide cheer and attract the Greater Double-collared sunbirds, weavers, Black-headed orioles, and Black-eyed… Continue reading MY JUNE 2022 GARDEN