Thursday, September 24, 2015

Swifts nesting in the palms on the AISM deck

A number of swifts have chosen to nest above the tables on the deck, keep an eye out for them as you go to lunch. Mr L

A Charaxid butterfly pupating under our big tree

The above two photos taken from Wikipedia show an adult Charaxes jasius and its caterpillar.
We have a number of Charaxes species resident in our area, and it will be fascinating to watch and see which one this is.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Blondie: The Brown house snake at AISM.

One of the best things about house snakes is their steadfast reluctance to bite, It may have to do with the fact that they constrict their prey. This makes them the ideal take to school companion. Here Hanna gets to meet blondie.

Just look at those gorgeous iridescent scales, House snakes were named for their habit of hanging around homes in order to find their food. We named this one "Blondie" for its superb light coloration.