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Werner Breedt

Field Guide

Werner guided at Londolozi from 2014-2016, but misses it so much now that he is based down in the Western Cape, that he begged to be able to continue contributing to the blog. Look out for his posts on a wide range of ...

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on Unsung Heroes Of The Bush: The Bee, The Millipede and The Harvester Termite

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Marinda Drake
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Great blog Werner. Interesting facts. It is the little things that are the most important.

Brian C
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Although I never tire of leopards and lions, I really enjoy hearing about the ‘other’ wildlife. Great story about the millipede posing as a snake.

Wendy Hawkins
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Thank you Werner for emphasizing the importance of the bee, as so many are keen to grab the doom when there is a bee in the home!!
Have a Blessed Easter all at Londolozi

Werner
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Thank you Wendy, Enjoy Easter! From the Londolozi family!

barbara sanders
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I loved this post! I live in an urban environment with a small yard. As a result my nose is spent close to the ground tending my mini ecosystem. We have a “watering hole” which is really just a very large ceramic pot with a bubbler in the center. The birds congregate around the edges having a drink and a bath(robins). These are not water birds and seem to have a pecking order. Of course there is always one who is left sitting in the tree . We shut down the water hole in the winter when it freezes over. However the lonely Robin hung around and was the first to notice that we had restarted the fountain and he had it all to himself. After a sip or two he took off “swimming ” across to the other side! I promise you that it was as exciting to see as one of Lodolozi’s leopards. However it is spending time at Londolozi that opens your eyes to small miracles. Only 4 weeks to go and we will be back and hope to see the fake snake and termites.

Werner
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Great Story Barbara! I agree, the small things will sometimes amaze you even more than the prominent Leopard or Lion! Cannot wait to see you again! HAve a great Easter!

Eleta
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Wow! This is an excellent portray of the small creatures. Love the blogs – with all the interesting
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mj
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I love watching the tenacious dung beetle. What marvelous herculean creatures they are!

Werner
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So true! They can push up to 80 times their own weight! Amazing little creatures

Jill Grady
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Really interesting blog Werner. It’s great to hear about the smaller creatures at Londolozi as well.

Amanda Ritchie
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I absolutely love the little things. Great blog, and very interesting facts. Thanks Werner!

Ian Hall
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Watching Dung Beetles can be an amazing experience, just to take the time away from bigger game to watch these amazing creatures is a real bush pleasure

Kate Collins
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Very interesting Werner – love the stories you’ve weaved in and the facts about each creature – they are indeed very remarkable.

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