• colourful bee hives

    Bees & Beasties

    25th April 2017Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    Colourful beehives were much in evidence whenever we walked in the countryside, but we were warned to steer well clear because the bees are a far more fearsome race than our placid British bees. At this time of year their main food source is the invasive acacia, so there may well be resistance to their eventual eradication.

    In the creepy crawly department, two insects were the stand-out stars of the show – the Nosed Grasshopper is definitely the Cyrano de Bergerac of grasshoppers, while the green chequerboard praying mantis was quite magnificent.

    As befits their name, we spotted the tree frogs perched on branches and completely unperturbed by our taking their portraits.