Tag: Birds

Curious Crowned Hornbills

As the winter approaches and the aloes start to flower, a walk through the botanical gardens is bound to deliver a feast for the eyes. It was a quiet weekday morning in the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. I knew that foot traffic… Continue Reading “Curious Crowned Hornbills”

Birds of Kruger

With the vast and varied landscapes that Kruger National Park has to offer, it comes as no surprise that the bird life in the Kruger is equally spectacular. The majority of the Kruger is classified as a savanna biome. It is therefore dominated by… Continue Reading “Birds of Kruger”

A first at Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer is not only found in the most prestigious of private game reserves. Have you ever walked through your local nature reserve or botanical garden and seen what smaller marvels you may find? I am lucky to… Continue Reading “A first at Lowveld National Botanical Garden”

Little Bee-eaters Everywhere

It seems quite odd that once you take notice of something, one tends to see it everywhere. This is currently the case for me. Over the past few weeks I have most certainly noticed a splash of green and yellow around every corner. With… Continue Reading “Little Bee-eaters Everywhere”

Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens

There are quite a few natural gems scattered across Nelspruit. On the edge of town one can visit the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. This is a SANBI run botanical garden, showcasing the exquisite fauna and flora that the Lowveld has to offer. After entering… Continue Reading “Birding in Nelspruit Botanical Gardens”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

Go Birding

“Could you please show us some birds” is not a phrase I hear too often when heading out with guests on safari. With a country as diverse as South Africa, shouldn’t a day out in nature include a little more than the request to… Continue Reading “Go Birding”