And for once my poor housekeeping skills are not to blame.
|Baby animal: a very dwarf dwarf mongoose. |
This is Galadan from Ecthelion.
|The silver raisin bush (Grewia monticola) will be covered in small, orange berries come February. Although dry and current-like, these fruits are scoffed by almost everyone (jackals, baboons, guinea-fowl, vervets, peckish zoologists).|
|Seasonally appropriate, the sickle bush (Dichrostachys cinerea) is decked out like a Christmas tree.|
|The weeping wattle (Peltophorum africanum) is not for the squeamish. It's named after the constant mist of pee which rains down from its foliage. Who does the peeing? Tiny, sap-sucking 'cuckoo-spit' insects (Ptyelus grossus).|
|The stinky culprit: the lowveld cluster-leaf (Terminalia pruniodes).|
|Whom is it hoping to attract? Hyenas?|