Monthly Archives: February 2009

Love bugs…

Hello – As the rains approach East Africa, many insects are courting and mating. The most ardent lovers in the insect world are no doubt the ‘Love Bugs’ who spend hours and hours mating. They are actually flies in the family Bibionidae. This pair had picked Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania for their romantic getaway. The […]

A fortune teller?

This morning we were blessed with rain. Just before dawn the skies poured down on the plains. What a relief to wake to drops dripping from everything – leaves washed fresh and birds singing with renewed energy. As I waited by some flowers for a bee to appear, I felt something tickling the palm of […]

Fabulous flies…

Have been watching flies coming and going from a flowering Rhus natalensis bush – you may think of them as just pesky insects, but take a closer look and you will see what marvelous forms they are…