Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dung Beetles and some new pics

European Roller, very common, but very pretty bird.

A white rhino, the only one I've seen so far.

Black backed jackal, very cute little guys.

Another jackal

Carmine bee eater, another very pretty bird

I've seen millipedes here up to a foot long

Don't know what these guys are, but there were a lot of them

Me and Jess, the horse I rode at eZemvelo. I was really cool to go on a trail ride and see wildebeest and impala

Buffalo, one of the Big Five

A family of elephants

The Lilac-Breasted Roller

Grazing giraffe

Sunset from my tent

Weaver bird, they make really cool nests

Blue wildebeest among a herd of impala

So these are some random pictures from the past month. I don't have any awesome new pictures because the past couple of days have been lectures and projects. I spent most of the day today pulling wings off of dead dung beetles. It sounds horrible, but it's a pretty neat project. There are dung beetles that fly at night, dung beetles that fly during the day, dung beetles that roll balls, and dung beetles that tunnel. We are looking at how these different behaviors may be affected by wing size.

1 comment:

  1. Got your postcard. Hollis is terribly jealous. The pictures are wonderful. Do you miss home, yet?