Archivos de diario de octubre 2023

13 de octubre de 2023

August wildflower hikes

(not going to get to the September blog post till December)

A sand toadlet in the winter pools at Rondebosch Common

Hybrid Gladiolus planted at Silvermine, in olden days for horticultural eye candy, not today's more thoughtful locally indigenous.

On Elsie's Peak a lush RED Protea lepidocarpodendron - just lacking the dark pigment says Tony R. Makes a change from the anaemic blonde variants in other species.

Publicado el octubre 13, 2023 02:58 TARDE por dianastuder dianastuder | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de octubre de 2023

If you are looking for me?

Heading for a digital detox in November.

If you are in the Southern hemisphere (we will need identifiers please?)
Great Southern Bioblitz 24 to 27 November

I will be back to help ID for GSB November into December. Cape Peninsula is my home. Western Cape has even more to offer. Africa needs identifiers!

And today - when I didn't have a camera in hand - I saw

A very slender dragonfly. Wings neatly folded back along the body. Wings veined with dark 'spoons'
Then lifted a stone and disturbed a family of young cockroaches.
And saw pseudoscorpions!! Didn't realise they were quite so tiny.

Those pictures are in my head.

Publicado el octubre 22, 2023 06:41 TARDE por dianastuder dianastuder | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario