The truth about the birds and the bees

Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve ‘Living on the edge’

…during Lockdown, one can still see and learn about the birds and the bees

Featured here are a couple Streaky-headed Seedeater or streaky-headed Canary (Crithangra gularis) spotted enjoying a delicious meal of aloe seeds.  Thanks – Littlewood Wildlife Photography, for sharing this stunning photo.

A Carpenter bee, Xylocopa caffra foraging among the flowers of the  Polygala fruticosa –  (butterfly bush) was taken on the edge by Diana Stromberg.


“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ALBERT EINSTEIN

There are no bumble bees in South Africa.  We have the unique Carpenter Bee.

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