A walking safari anywhere in Africa is a must do experience . You may have spent many hours in a vehicle looking for the amazing diversity of animals, birds and vegetation etc and this is an integral part of the overall experience of an African Safari . Not until you have been walking through the bush on the ground and seen things from this level can you fully appreciate how the various organisms interact with each other and support the larger animals etc . A walking safari fills in the gaps that you cant experience from a vehicle .
Today l signed up for a guided walk about wild mushrooms . The walk was conducted by Cathy Sharp , who is a mycologist living in Zimbabwe and has been studying mushrooms all her life . I was looking forward to this as there… Continue Reading “Mushroom walk through Mukuvisi Woodlands , Harare , Zimbabwe February 2014”
One of my favourite birds to see when out walking in the bush is a rather conspicuous little black bird called the fork-tailed drongo . The plumage is entirely black and the eye is the colour of red wine , closer inspection reveals a… Continue Reading “Walking with Paul : Fork -tailed Drongo – one of the most intelligent birds in the African bush ?”
On a walking safari through the African bush, you might notice an old termite mound with many holes in it . These holes are quite often utilised by Africa’s smallest carnivore , the Dwarf mongoose ( Helogale parvula) . They weigh in at between… Continue Reading “Walking with Paul – The Dwarf Mongoose”