Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gorgeous red-lipped visitor at school today.

The red lipped herald is a non venomous, and beautiful addition to any garden, it keeps the number of frogs down and keeps your ecosystem functioning. The name "Herald" is derived from it's first being described in the Eastern cape Herald newspaper. That is, the existence of the snake was initially brought to the attention of the public in the Eastern Cape Herald newspaper.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A host of Theriid spiders (Button or Widow family) on our favorite fever tree.

Pyxicephalus edulis

The edible bullfrog (Pyxicephalus edulis) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is found in Botswana,  Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique,South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in our area. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Oriental bee hawk (Cephonodes hylas) found by Gabby on the steps leading up to Portuguese class

 The pellucid hawkmoth is diurnal and found in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia. It may be feeding on Vangueria and Gardenia plants here in Maputo region. Well done Gabby.