Wildlife Journal June 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

The last of the rains have fallen and the leaves are starting to change to beautiful shades of orange and red and covering the ground below them. We have had the most glorious weather during June and we are waiting in anticipation for a really cold snap to arrive. Although there is a definite nip in …

Wildlife Journal May 2011

May is here, the dawn chorus permeates the lowveld of Mpumalanga in the crisp air and easterly breeze that herald winter's beginning. The daily temperatures this month were very pleasant with days rising to a balmy 26°C and dropping to 13°C at night. The days have been clear and the light for photography wonderful but …

Insight to Secrets – Keith Jenkinson

LeopardInsight to secrets by Keith Jenkinson Humans have always been fascinated by all of the world’s cats and the relationship dates back as far as 7 500 BC, a shallow grave of a human and a cat was found in Cyprus both ceremoniously buried facing west with stone tools and sea shells indicating some kind of …

Wildlife Journal April 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

At the onset of April it seemed bit cooler than March but did not last long and the temperatures rose quickly. Early morning temperatures have been chilly, down to about 17-20°C but warming up during the day to a pleasant 25-29°C. We have also been having strong blustery winds around midday, Sightings were great, and …

Wildlife Journal March 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

As March draws to a close, the rainy season is clinging on by its slippery fingernails. Normally by now we would have seen the last of the life-giving rains, but still we are seeing build-ups of clouds each afternoon. This of course leads to spectacular sunsets, the sky barred and streaked with orange and pink. …

Wildlife Journal February 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Weather has been very kind to us in February - rainfall only gracing us in the form of afternoon thunderstorms, which was every seven to eight days apart. For the rest of the time it was generally hot and sunny to partly cloudy. At Inyati this time of year it's all about billowing green grasses, …

Wildlife Journal January 2011 – by Khimbini Hlongwane

January is one of the wettest months in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa and this year was no exception, the Sand River has risen up few times during this month. The thunderstorms have provided some spectacular shows, with the lightning from distant storms lighting up the night skies. Everywhere you look there is life, …

A bush wedding is a joyous and heart-warming experience.

A Spring wedding The change in season has brought with it the first signs of new life. As the temperatures increase and the humidity slowly thickens the air many of the plants have reacted by producing fresh new leaves and bright aromatic flowers. One of the more obvious trees the Weeping boer-bean (Scotia brachypetala ) …

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