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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #160 on: March 08, 2021, 06:25:43 pm »
I suspect the proliferation of Hadidas has a lot to do with it. Before the '80s there were no Hadidas in the Western Cape, and since then the chameleon population has declined drastically. Maybe they catch the babies?

as much as I despise hadedas, I doubt it

Also don't think so, other birds of prey maybe. Also loss of their natural habitat. Hedges replaced with walls.
:thumleft:  that would be my guess - they can't move freely without exposing themselves
 

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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #161 on: March 13, 2021, 10:00:38 pm »
Kyk mooi. Knysna Loerie het vandag vir ons kom kuier.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #162 on: March 14, 2021, 01:02:03 am »
Kyk mooi. Knysna Loerie het vandag vir ons kom kuier.
Pragtig, die tuin ook!

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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2021, 08:08:23 pm »
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #164 on: March 14, 2021, 08:10:38 pm »
Kyk hoe lekker lalla daai mamma varkie met haar babatjies.  Te blerrie sweet  :biggrin:
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #165 on: March 14, 2021, 08:15:18 pm »
Kyk hoe lekker lalla daai mamma varkie met haar babatjies.  Te blerrie sweet 
That was after they scoffed all the food, duk gevreet

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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #166 on: March 19, 2021, 12:56:30 pm »
Golden orb
 

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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #167 on: March 19, 2021, 03:29:59 pm »
Golden orb

We literally have 100's of these this year.....

They create the most beautiful webs...
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #168 on: March 19, 2021, 06:09:38 pm »
Golden orb

We literally have 100's of these this year.....

They create the most beautiful webs...

Watched a time lapse video the other day of a spider building a web. Its magical.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #169 on: March 23, 2021, 09:41:47 am »
Golden orb

We literally have 100's of these this year.....

They create the most beautiful webs...

And when you walk into them, you start dancing too  :imaposer:
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #170 on: March 23, 2021, 09:50:52 am »
Golden orb

We literally have 100's of these this year.....

They create the most beautiful webs...

I have noticed that the spiders seem to be out in serious force this year.  Where are you?  Wonder what has caused this super activity?
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #171 on: March 23, 2021, 10:10:02 am »
Golden orb

We literally have 100's of these this year.....

They create the most beautiful webs...

I have noticed that the spiders seem to be out in serious force this year.  Where are you?  Wonder what has caused this super activity?

How crazy is this? The first time in 5 years we have the same type spinning huge webs across the bush path. Has little fethers on his joints.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #172 on: March 23, 2021, 08:12:09 pm »
Lots of these Garden Orb Web spiders in our garden this year
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #173 on: March 24, 2021, 06:03:06 am »
In my garden, there are a lot of caterpillars this year. Some I have never seen before, like the orange fellow feasting on the Spekboom. Also plenty of the very small varieties, maybe not more than 2 or 3mm in length.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #174 on: March 24, 2021, 09:09:14 am »
Checked on some of my plants yesterday and almost beekakked myself when I saw the guys that took up residence in one of the plants

Absolutely massive caterpillars, which will eventually turn into a Deaths-Head Hawkmoth.....
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #175 on: March 24, 2021, 09:20:02 am »
I just googled Deaths Head hawkmoth. Fascinating creatures with a wing span of up to 13cm. What is even more interesting is hat they raid bee hives to eat the honey and they give of a scent mimicking the bees so that they don't get seen as in intruder and don't get stung to death.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #176 on: March 24, 2021, 09:22:01 am »
I just googled Deaths Head hawkmoth. Fascinating creatures with a wing span of up to 13cm. What is even more interesting is hat they raid bee hives to eat the honey and they give of a scent mimicking the bees so that they don't get seen as in intruder and don't get stung to death.

I read that they can reach up to 20cm wingspan, also that they might be immune to Bee stings
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #177 on: March 24, 2021, 09:42:30 am »
In my garden, there are a lot of caterpillars this year. Some I have never seen before, like the orange fellow feasting on the Spekboom. Also plenty of the very small varieties, maybe not more than 2 or 3mm in length.

Are those small brown stripey ones not the culprits that screw up your lawn?
Also found some in the pool this weekend.
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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #178 on: March 24, 2021, 10:10:58 am »
Checked on some of my plants yesterday and almost beekakked myself when I saw the guys that took up residence in one of the plants

Absolutely massive caterpillars, which will eventually turn into a Deaths-Head Hawkmoth.....

At least we know the hawkmoth will be flying high.

In my garden, there are a lot of caterpillars this year. Some I have never seen before, like the orange fellow feasting on the Spekboom. Also plenty of the very small varieties, maybe not more than 2 or 3mm in length.

Definitely been a bumper seasson, Jurie. Possibly why we've seen a variety of cuckoos and cuckoo-shrikes.
 

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Re: Wilde lewe in jou tuin
« Reply #179 on: March 24, 2021, 02:18:40 pm »
Lots of these Garden Orb Web spiders in our garden this year

We have one next to the pool. I'm guarding her and warning/threatening everybody that gets close. Been in the same spot for 3 weeks now.
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