The symbiosis between ants and butterflies

The symbiosis between ants and butterflies

A special symbiosis between butterflies and ants As preannounced earlier in a recent post, today we talk about the relationship between some species of butterflies and ants.  These ants are the same who live on the savannah acacias, like the whistling thorn acacia,...
Why does Great Migration happen?

Why does Great Migration happen?

Why does Great Migration happen? The earth vibrates with the thundering of millions of hooves as heaving herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles fill the plains to chase the rains in the epic annual struggle for survival known as the Great Migration. It is the...
The complex mutualism between ants and the whistling thorn

The complex mutualism between ants and the whistling thorn

    The complex mutualism between ants and the whistling thorn On the savannas of Kenya there is a tree which is exclusively inhabited by four species of stinging ants. They are: Crematogaster nigriceps, Crematogaster mimosae, Crematogaster sjostedti, and...
The secret senses of african plants – part 2

The secret senses of african plants – part 2

  The secret senses of african plants. Part 2 I’ve already talked about the secret senses of the plants and some of their strategies to survive in a recent post, but there would be much a lot to say about it.. I have only barely touched on the subject. Today, in...
Why are there so many wildebeest in Mara?

Why are there so many wildebeest in Mara?

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGY Why are there so many wildebeest in Mara? Sara Gastaldi, Safari Guide & Designer, Italy 21 August 2020 When you’re having game drives through hundreds of thousands of wildebeest you may wonder why there are so many of them and ask yourself...
The secret senses of african plants

The secret senses of african plants

The secret senses of african plants Most of us think that trees and plants are inanimate things without senses. But if you read the fantastic book written by Daniel Chamowitz called What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses, you will discover that plants do have...