jueves, 22 de febrero de 2024

October and December 2023 wildflower hikes

Catching up.

Publicado el jueves, 22 de febrero de 2024 a las 05:45 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 14 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

miércoles, 31 de enero de 2024

800 Cape Peninsula species today

Added a robber fly. Synolcus?

Only 4 900 to go - but the top 3 include penguins ... that's easy, Boulders beach is down the road.

(750 on 24 Sept 2023) For this plant person my last 3 are associated animals.

Publicado el miércoles, 31 de enero de 2024 a las 12:21 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 21 de enero de 2024

September wildflower hikes from 2023

Playing catchup.

https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2024/01/september-hikes-slangkop-soetwater-myburghskloof-olifantsbos.html

I wonder about the geology of that ridge of boulders @raylantalbot ?
I only realised today I can use my iNat calendar in map mode to see exactly where we walked. The rocks ridge out to sea, but the landward side is a barrier of loose boulders. Don't see that anywhere else that we walk.
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/dianastuder/2023/9/27

Publicado el domingo, 21 de enero de 2024 a las 02:20 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 13 observaciones | 7 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 24 de diciembre de 2023

Mountain fires and Great Southern Bioblitz

We have spent the last few days between 2 mountain fires. Spotter plane and helicopters in an aerial ballet with their water bombs.

Looking back at beach blobs for my contribution to GSB instead of smoke and ash.
https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2023/12/november-catch-up-great-southern-bioblitz.html

Publicado el domingo, 24 de diciembre de 2023 a las 05:17 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 12 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

sábado, 02 de diciembre de 2023

1 700 notifications and counting

Plus the @mentions, and what trickled in during the last week.
I have caught up.

Now I can concentrate on IDing for GSB.

Then, when that dust has settled, I will upload my own pictures.

Publicado el sábado, 02 de diciembre de 2023 a las 07:36 AM por dianastuder dianastuder | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 26 de noviembre de 2023

Cape Peninsula 771 species

Yesterday's beach walk for GSB 23 has gained me a few more species for littoral. And a helpful comment for plough shell species

Publicado el domingo, 26 de noviembre de 2023 a las 09:25 AM por dianastuder dianastuder | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 22 de octubre de 2023

If you are looking for me?

Heading for a digital detox in November.

If you are in the Southern hemisphere (we will need identifiers please?)
Great Southern Bioblitz 24 to 27 November

I will be back to help ID for GSB November into December. Cape Peninsula is my home. Western Cape has even more to offer. Africa needs identifiers!

https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2023/10/false-bay-garden-october-gsb-digital-detox.html

And today - when I didn't have a camera in hand - I saw

A very slender dragonfly. Wings neatly folded back along the body. Wings veined with dark 'spoons'
Then lifted a stone and disturbed a family of young cockroaches.
And saw pseudoscorpions!! Didn't realise they were quite so tiny.

Those pictures are in my head.

Publicado el domingo, 22 de octubre de 2023 a las 06:41 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

viernes, 13 de octubre de 2023

August wildflower hikes

(not going to get to the September blog post till December)

A sand toadlet in the winter pools at Rondebosch Common

Hybrid Gladiolus planted at Silvermine, in olden days for horticultural eye candy, not today's more thoughtful locally indigenous.

On Elsie's Peak a lush RED Protea lepidocarpodendron - just lacking the dark pigment says Tony R. Makes a change from the anaemic blonde variants in other species.

https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2023/10/august-hikes-silvermine-elsies-peak-st-james-rondebosch-common.html

Publicado el viernes, 13 de octubre de 2023 a las 02:58 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

martes, 26 de septiembre de 2023

July wildflower hikes

Winter in the Cape. From grey wet days when we scuttled home early as soon as we had seen our target species. To those magnificent days with a sparkling sapphire sky when we could enjoy the views.

https://eefalsebay.blogspot.com/2023/09/July-hikes-blackburn-blackhill-silvermine-simonsberg.html

Publicado el martes, 26 de septiembre de 2023 a las 06:24 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 6 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2023

753 Cape Peninsula species

https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/dianastuder/79449-700-cape-peninsula-species
700 on 4 May.
Another 50 added.
Still a long list of same old same old Unobserved species to gather up.

I guess I have to count the pair of unwanted pet koi dumped in the Otter Pond at Kirstenbosch as number 750 ;~[[

Would rather count the pink and yellow Carpobrotus.
Or the little egret who posed for a photo op while fishing for his lunch in a tidal pool.
Or the Nemesia or Moraea which were both new to me species.

Publicado el domingo, 24 de septiembre de 2023 a las 03:02 PM por dianastuder dianastuder | 6 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario