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…

Annual Christmas End-of-Year walk at Springside Nature Reserve

On Saturday 7th December the Annual Christmas End-of-Year walk was held at Springside Nature Reserve in Hillcrest. There was a good turnout, possibly lured by the prospect of festivities to follow.  In truth people were there for the birding.  People were put into groups by Terry and led by experienced birders. Springside is a generous…