And this is how snails do it

This reminds me of our experience in Robertson, South Africa where we, between 2000 and 2011, owned a private botanical garden with over 2500 different succulent plants in the open.

At one stage we had the slogan:

“Everything you aways wanted to know about sex ….. between plants but never dared to ask”.

The local tourism bureau told tourists NOT to go there because of all the pornography in our garden. It was the best advertisement we ever had ….

Typical Cape Nature

You might call it a rant and I don’t care. Where- and whenever I enter a nature reserve I go off the beaten track. I’ve been in several nature reserves in the Western Cape, South Africa that are managed by Cape Nature (a semi-governmental institute). And as always I see rubbish hidden. I saw it recently at the lagoon between Hermanus and Stanford and a week ago also in De Hoop Nature Reserve (a heritage site).

Miscellaneous birds

As pictured in De Hoop Nature Reserve between Swellendam and Bredasdorp in the Western Cape, South Africa. As birding books available in this country contradict each other in amongst others descriptions, names and (unclear) illustrations PLUS the experience that known local birders sometimes have heated discussions about identification, etc. I decided not to mention the names.