Thursday, February 12, 2009

Darwin's 200th birthday!

This blog is dedicated to Charles Darwin whose 200th birthday falls today. After roaming the world and observing all kinds of species, Darwin spent 20 years at his England home, thinking about and observing nature around him before coming up with the masterpiece” The Origin of the Species’.

The wonders which Darwin saw around him about the interconnectedness of species are still all around us, often right in our own little garden!

When Peas (Mattar) bloom,

and “Fenugreek (Methi) blooms,

Nature’s gardeners get to work. The butterflies and honeybees gather the honey while cross-pollinating the flowers so that we get our vegetables!

The flaming glory bower with its red bunches attract many birds, but the purple sunbird is the most frequent visitor. See him in the short video below, choosing and savouring the honey from the flowers.

The warning calls in the background are by a 'bulbul' hiding in the creeper.

Search for "Flaming glory" in the search button on top right handside of this blog and you can read about what an amazing creeper the flaming glory is, in terms of the wildlife it harbours.


oldcrow61 said...

Isn't nature wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me. Love the video and that vine is fabulous.

Sunil Uttam said...

Hi! Glad you liked the story about my experience in the Himalayas. I didnt come across any Monals (or don't remember noticing any). Enjoy your trip to Auli...go a little further and you can reach Kuari pass from the Auli side in 2 days and back. Cheers. Sunil

LC David said...

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