Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nursery Month

Every year, almost all of the impala lambs are born in the last two weeks of November. It’s a clever survival tactic.  The lambs are very vulnerable to predators for the first weeks of life.  But by having nearly all … Continue reading

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One Kruger Afternoon

Yesterday we took a quiet drive through the lower parts of Kruger.  A Tuesday, so well away from all the weekend visitors.  We had about 200km of bush tracks almost entirely to ourselves.  A cooler box with ice and cold … Continue reading

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Being a Dung Beetle

The African Dung Beetle (Scarabaeus zambesianus) is an astonishing creature. They live on … well, on crap.  They eat it, they use it as a sort of Barry White CD romance-aid, they lay their eggs in it, and finally their … Continue reading

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Light of our lives

Light is a beautiful thing. Light is an expert seamstress. She starts by coming into your room and idly fingering a few ordinary bolts of cloth (that is: a table, a window, a chair, a bowl of fruit), and she … Continue reading

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