MY OLIVEDALE GARDEN

Just a list of firsts for 2022 as the seasons change.

30.06.2022
First sighting in the garden of a Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus) male in breeding plumage.

19.07.2022
First Southern Masked Weaver nest noticed. Building possibly started yesterday.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126924241

21.07.2022
First Jasmin flowers appearing.

23.07.2022
First flowers of the Buddleja salvifolia open.

3.08.2022
First Brown-hooded Kingfisher heard calling.

9.08.2022
First Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) sighting since January 2022.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130076309

18.08.2022
First buds and green flush seen on the Celtis africana.

21.08.2022
First new bud on my Celtis africana bonsai.

3.09.2022
First new buds on the Acacia galpinii (Monkey Thorn) bonsai.

18.09.2022
First new shoots on the African Pom-pom Tree.

19.09.2022
First dragonfly seen. A blue one flying quickly through the garden; no photo possible.

22.09.2022
First mosquito seen. In the bathroom. No rain though yet.

18.10.2022
First rain in the garden this summer. Just a few drops; not enough to register in the gauge. But I believe there were big storms in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, e.g. Alberton causing floods and hail.

1.11.2022
First flowers seen on the Pom-pom Tree.

21.11.2022
First Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegaloides) heard calling. No view.

Anotado por doug263 doug263, 01 de julio de 2022 a las 10:52 AM

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