| December 2020

Between science and fairy tales    

The meaning of the term Hypothesis is (in a simple term) an idea that one can test through experimentation, or a guess rather than a known theory.
| December 2020

The Butterfly Effect

They say that the small beating of a butterfly’s wings can cause hurricanes on the other side of the world. But what would happen if that beat suddenly stopped? Would…
| December 2020

Singita Sabi Sand

Amidst the thunder and torrential downpours, brilliant new life bursts from the bushveld. We have had an incredible month of rain, with our 100 mm rain gauge overflowing at one…
| December 2020

Knowledge is power  

Can you imagine living in a rural community next to a wildlife reserve and growing up with a fear of dangerous animals? That’s the reality for many and the reason…
| December 2020

Harvest festival

The humidity changes after a good downpour of rain and this is the best time for flying termites, known as alates, to wing their way out of the nest and…
| December 2020

Brood parasites birds

Deceit, deception and death! That sounds rather dramatic as an opening for a story on birds, but it is shockingly true, and brood parasitism in birds is not common knowledge…
| December 2020

Beauty in my garden

The beauty of nature is all around us, yet all too often we go racing off, far and wide, to see this beauty.
| December 2020

Singita Pamushana

We’ve had fantastic rain – 100 ml overnight in some areas, and on Christmas Day we had 60 ml before 10:00!