The Amazing Insect World

The Amazing Insect World

On a recent wander around my garden in search of something interesting to photograph, I came across this amazing little house suspended from one of the branches of a Pride of India tree.  Once I saw one, I then became aware of 50 or so silk and stick cases dangling...
A Waterproof Frog

A Waterproof Frog

Have you ever come across a mass of foam clinging to a branch or rock over hanging a body of water and wondered what an earth it was?  I remember first seeing this strange thing in Hwange during the rains, and asking the guides at the camp what it was.    We often...
Red Velvet Mites

Red Velvet Mites

These very unusual creatures are known as Red Velvet Mites, are arachnids, belonging to the family Trombidiidae.  They look like little red velvet cushions running along the ground, with the hairs on their bodies acting like tiny feelers.  The species found in...
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