Biodiversity

At Elephant's Eye on False Bay we live gardening for biodiversity. The future pond will have no fish, we will make it for frogs, dragonflies, and birds. Maybe the protected leopard toads will visit. From birds, ants bugs and spiders in our garden, to wild elephants at Addo. Our plants are chosen to provide nectar, berries or caterpillars for the birds. 

Birds
Birds and bees in the Tankwa Karoo

For a Christmas crossword puzzle of birds we went to Birds-of-Eden near Plettenberg Bay.
The Bird Tree in Montagu

Lambert's Bay and Bird Island

Weavers and sunbirds on Cotyledon orbiculata

Wildlife

Shrubs need cutting back? Send in the eland from the Gantouw Project at Rondevlei

Sociable weavers on the road to Kgalagadi in the Botswana and Namibia corner of South Africa. Lions and gemsbok in the Kgalagadi. 

Baboons for which Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape is named.

In Addo Vervet monkeys with the big 7 and the small 5. Elephants and the Armstrong Fence. Spekboom, which the elephants eat. Warthogs

West Coast National Park watching dung beetles climb sand dunes.

In the Karoo National Park 'hunting' for lions who Lunch on leaf ears

Not-so-Wildlife

Sheep in Porterville and the Riebeeck Valley

We have one cat, young Thomas Gray.
(Lady Aragon her life, and our memories)
(M'sieur Chocolat our not black cat). 

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