Insect · Profile · Wildlife

Butterfly: Garden Critter of the Month

Butterflies at a glance Occupation:Pollinators & PestsValue to Gardener:2/5 – Mostly pest species, specialist pollinatorsDanger to Humans:1/5 – HarmlessAvailability:5/5 – They’ll arrive Tafel CXXVIII. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den  Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair.1864. Acidalia pedilata; Cidaria undosata; Timandra goniaria; Semiothisa foveolata; Acidalia tuhuata;… Continue reading Butterfly: Garden Critter of the Month

Homesteading · Observations · Soil care · Wildlife

An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem

To the majority of people soil is just soil – a sandy/clay substance in which plants grow and where little boys dirty their clothes, but to the savvy vegetable gardener, we know that the soil is the essential foundation from whence plants gain their nutrients. Without the correct balance of nutrients; plants grow poorly and… Continue reading An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem

Food Garden · Insect · Observations · Wildlife

Little White Butterflies

Where do the white butterflies come from? Where do the white butterflies go? Brown Veined White Butterfly on pompoms, Belenois aurota Every year in South Africa, during December-January, little white butterflies take to the air in their thousands, all flying in the same direction. They visit gardens and flowers along the way. Even though it… Continue reading Little White Butterflies

Homesteading · Observations · Off Grid · Wildlife

Friends of Free Wildlife

  FreeMe wildlife rehabilitation centre was a volunteer organisation run by a board of directors, a small core staff and volunteers. The volunteers were the main workforce behind FreeMe and their hard work and dedication has facilitated the care and release of orphaned, sick and injured indigenous wildlife. They founded FreeMe back in 1997 in… Continue reading Friends of Free Wildlife