Parasitic Fly Problem? Dress Like a Zebra!

Recently, I read an article on South Africa’s News24 about the latest hypothesis on why Zebras have stripes.¬† Long story short, apparently “blood-feeding flies shun stripey surfaces and prefer instead to land on uniform colours.” I don’t know when this latest science will be replaced by another, but in the meantime I’ll be the strange-looking … More Parasitic Fly Problem? Dress Like a Zebra!

Southern Ground Hornbill in The Kruger

The sighting, September of last year, was our second time seeing this vulnerable species in Kruger National Park. It was around sunset on our way back to our campsite at Pretoriuskop. This bird not only looks strange, but apparently has some breeding habits that make it very slow to reproduce. According to wikitardia, Southern Ground … More Southern Ground Hornbill in The Kruger

Quit Sitting on My Head!

This was a muffled phrase heard frequently in the early years of our marriage, as one or the other of us would sneak attack. It’s been a long time since either of us have had the energy or ambition for pouncing, and the best effort these days is generally¬†crop-dusting or cup-caking, followed by a giggle. … More Quit Sitting on My Head!