Monthly Archives: November 2009

Pollinators hard at work!

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 […]

Male bees on patrol…

Male bees keeping watch on their patch of bush….   Dear All, Hello – have just been travelling through Western Kenya working on pollinators at various sites with groups of farmers. Its been amazing and I look forward to sharing some of the discoveries and photographs with you all over the next few days.   […]

Life from death…

Life from death…     As many of you will have read and heard on this site – there’s been a serious drought in Kenya and this has lead to lots of cattle dying. Out here on the plains we finally got some rain, and this means that there is a lot of green grass […]

Ant in the evening…

Ant in the evening…   A few weeks ago while visiting a forest at the coast I took a stroll in the evening. One of the most common kinds of ants along the East African coast are members of the genus Polyrachis. These are fairly large (as ants go!), over 1 cm long, and can […]

Hints of life…

Dear All, thanks for your comments and interest in the world of bugs. Was just down in the Rift Valley at Olorgesailie where it is still so dry, dry, dry. Found one tiny bedraggled Grewia bush in flower, with a couple of tiny lycaenids and an interesting day-flying moth visiting the flowers…

Happy little Buffs…

Hello!   Sorry for not posting more often – have been really busy chasing after bugs now that the rains have started and they are popping out all over the place!   Many, many thanks to everyone for their kind comments on the blog post ‘Ants in the dust’. I will try and post a […]