Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rare slug found …. Khologa Forest (Stutterheim, SA)

A recent outing to explore the Khologa forests near Stutterheim (SA) revealed the presence of a rarely seen slug. This invertebrate was noted under some leaf litter close to a mature yellowwood tree. After pouring some water over the creature … Continue reading

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Something fishy ….!?

Colleague Greg Brett has an unusual identification to share – his story is listed below: Supraoccipital¬†Crests of the Spotted Grunter I received these two unusual bone pieces for identification from Carl Vernon who documents everything on his forages. These were … Continue reading

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…. another raptor …. Osprey

A routine beach patrol between Bonza Bay and Bluebend (East London) presented a fly past by two Osprey. These fish eating raptors have a bouncy flight motion (almost gull-like). The origins of Osprey visiting southern Africa are unknown. Special spines … Continue reading

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….. a strange insect …. ?

Have you ever encountered a Twig Wilter Bug? In recent years these bugs have become more common in the East London (SA) region and the one pictured below was photographed on a Gardenia species in Beacon Bay. What made this … Continue reading

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Honey-buzzard siting in East London (SA)

There are not many records for Honey-buzzard’s having been seen in East London. These are rare and solitary birds which do not readily associate with other migrant species. The Honey-buzzard pictured below was photographed flying over the¬†Kevin and Mary Cole’s … Continue reading

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