” Once upon a time there were four little rabbits and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter “ ………Beatrix Potter On hind legs he gets a better vantage point. Always on high alert looking out for signs of danger. Low on the food chain, poisoned and hunted by humans it is … More Easter Bunny
“The Butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough” ……….. Rabindranath Tagore From the new buds that burst into flower, to the delicate butterfly that lands to collect the nectar, the transference of pollen, creating an ever-moving cycle of life. The butterfly’s life cycle is a short but a fulfilled one. The butterfly … More Time Enough.
He is keen, he is patient, he is adaptable, he is cunning, he is persistent and he is ingenious. He is also known as the fox. Every walk on the trail comes with a sense of excitement. What will I see today? What birds will I hear? How will nature engage all my senses? It … More Bright eyed and bushy tail.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” …….Jane Goodall On our recent trip to Uganda we experienced many wonderful encounters. Our chimp habituation trek was quite something else. As the name suggests, the chimps are not fully used to the close proximity … More Habituation
“If you seek peace be still, If you seek wisdom be silent, If you seek love be yourself.” … More If you seek peace be still.
Leaves in all shapes and sizes creating beautiful silhouettes. “Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves.” … More Botanical Gardens – Entebbe
The African Harrier Hawk, also known as the Gymnogene is a slightly different kind of bird of prey. He is a large woodland hawk, with beautiful feathers and markings. His unusual behaviour caught our eye as we watched this guy probing for bugs with his beak and feet. With feathers flapping and gripping tightly … More Gymnogene
Murchison Falls National Park is home to the mighty Nile River and named aptly after the falls that have become quite famous, known as the most powerful waterfall in the world. The Park was named after the very impressive falls, where the worlds longest river surges through a narrow gorge in the Rift Valley escarpment, … More World’s most powerful waterfall.
Silky smooth waters beckon me to explore as I stand alongside the mighty Nile River. Hippos are just up-stream as I pan the shoreline for any sign of crocodile. Pied Kingfisher are hard at work sourcing their early morning breakfast. I listen as they giggle trying to outdo one another. I watch in awe as … More The Nile Delta
Each year we play host to a new family of ducks. I love that we are able to nurture a part of nature, providing a nursery for new little hatchlings, in the hope that they get to reach adult life. I love the whole process of watching new lives begin. It starts with the courtship. … More Nurturing Nature
Fascinated by this beauty resting on dead timber in the wetlands. I marvelled at his Zebra like striped feathers – the black/brown and white had me mesmerised. Then I noticed his fascinating bill shape, apparently he is a specialised feeder. He uses this unique bill tip to suck up water and expel through grooves on … More Zebra Duck
We took brekky and lunch with us the following day and headed to the Serengeti border. We witnessed hundreds of Wildebeest browsing on the plains. Due to the unseasonal weather patterns, they had retreated from the main Mara area. Although we did not see a crossing we did enjoy the multitudes. Bird life continues to … More Topi battle.
The great outdoors provides many adventures. No matter your age or your physical capabilities it provides something for everyone. From fast paced adrenalin junkies to an elderly couple gently walking hand in hand. The rewards for all are equally as important. For those with a passion for hiking and exploring the great outdoors, the … More Adventure – is uplifting.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” … More Capture the good times.
” Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.” ………George R Martin One of my greatest pleasures is getting out amongst nature. Enjoying the sights the sounds and the smells. Observing all of this in its natural habitat is so rewarding. Sometimes the unexpected happens and makes you love it … More Natures Gift – Quill
Ok, Ok, I here you say that these birds are not everyone’s favourite. But they are a crucial part of the eco-system. Cleaning up carcasses, which intern helps stop the spread of disease. What impressive landing gear these guys have. All wing and small tail feathers. Certainly not the prettiest of birds, but fascinating … More Permission to land
May the Spirit of Christmas fill your heart with love. A reminder to nurture what is precious in your life. We only conserve what we love, we only love that which we understand, we only understand what we know, we only know what we are taught. ………………Baba Dioum Merry Christmas
There is nothing finer, than coming across a courtship between big cats. When a female comes in to oestrus, male suitors are sure to be turning up at her doorstep, or in this case they will be roaming the savannah in search of a willing partner. He will make himself known to his sought after … More The Art of Relationships
“Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves? Are there young men and women who are willing to take on this charge? Who will raise their voices, when mine is carried away on the wind, to plead their case?” … More Heartbreak