Dear All Greetings from Western Kenya and many thanks to Rebecca and Dana for the kind comments. I feel very honoured that there are people out there who read this blog and care about the little creatures of the world! Just back from the Nandi Hills, and was in the Kerio Valley and West … Read more
Dear All – sorry for not posting more often. Have been on the road with limited access to the internet. Here is a picture of a carpenter bee visiting some Thunbergia flowers in the evening light. These are one of the bees tha often feed late in the day even well into the dusk…More about … Read more
Pollinators hard at work! “One in three bites of food can be attributed to a pollinator”. This statement is often quoted by biologists around the world when talking about pollinators and their importance to our lives. In Africa pollinators are primarily wild insects that travel between farms and natural habitat, and are extremely … Read more
Hello – I’ve been meaning to share parts of a booklet about the diversity and importance of pollinators in Africa. Here are some of the amazing creatures who work hard at keeping our farms and ecosystems running!
Hello – many thanks for the comments from everyone. I thought I would share these fun facts about honeybees – they really are incredible creatures… Did You Know These Cool Facts About Honeybees? Honeybees originate in Africa – evidence comes from both from modern genetics as well as ancient rock art and the folklore of … Read more
Hello – here is a response to the recent question about the disappearance of honeybees in Europe and North America. This phenomenon has been called Colony Collapse Disorder, also known as CCD, is a mysterious and widespread phenomenon of the sudden disappearance of entire colonies of honeybees from their hives and the environment. CAUSES … Read more
“One in three bites of food can be attributed to a pollinator”. An overlooked ‘ecosystem service’, pollination, is essential to humanity. In Africa pollinators are primarily wild insects that travel between farms and natural habitat, and are extremely vulnerable to habitat loss and destruction. Pollinators intimately link wild species with basic human livelihoods. … Read more
Hello – many greetings and sorry for not posting more often – have been really busy and have limited access to the internet here. The plains grow hotter and dustier everyday and we hope that it rains soon. A few evenings ago I found a lovely shrub, the Maerua flowering at the edge of the … Read more