Rain brings life: fruits and flowers in abundance

Food in the rainy season, the animals in nature feast on its abundance. Those of you who like to feed the birds in your garden will observe a reduction in the number of guests visiting the feeding site during the rainy season. Most likely, only the seed eaters, like the dark brown Mofi (Black-faced Grassquit – Tiaris bicolor), the exotic Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) or the local Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) will stop by to refuel on a daily basis, […] Read more »

2011 International Year of Forests – a tree through a magnifying glass

Differences among trees No forest without trees. That’s a given. Forests consist of trees, different species of trees in all shapes and sizes. They all have their own properties. One is almost 5000 years old and still lives on happily while the other has lived its life in less than 10 years. Some species grow to more than 115 meters high, the Coast Redwood in Redwood National Park in the U.S. is one example, and others are no bigger than […] Read more »