Five days in Zululand.

 21 – 25th February 2020 While packing the tent and camping equipment into Charka (our trusty Landrover) on the eve of our sojourn to Zululand, the sky is grey and gloomy while the occasional shower pelts down, I wonder if we are completely crazy!  We are heading to Sand Forest Lodge in the morning for four…

Nature Journaling for Birders

Thursday 12th March 2020 On Thursday 20th March 2020, seven of us gathered at Durban Botanic Gardens. It is a gem of a public urban green space, with reliable birding from comfortable benches especially by the lake. Also, there is excellent coffee at the kiosk! Thanks to the generosity of the Durban Botanic Gardens Curator’s Office, we…

Umhlanga Lagoon

Saturday 7th March 2020 We arrived to find the gate locked! We were informed by the Breakers staff that the Reserve was closed to the public, due to flooding, which had created an electrical hazard. After consulting with the Reserve staff, we were eventually granted access at our own risk, which we duly accepted. We…