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Pollinators at Kijongo

Posted by Karl on Thu September 8, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

Pollen is how plants reproduce, as pollinators move from flower to flower, they deposit the collected pollen from flower to flower, basically allowing the plants to mate.

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Butterfly Life Cycle

Posted by Karl on Sun August 7, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

A butterfly has a four stage life cycle, a process called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a Greek word that basically translates to transformation or total change in shape.

Butterflies, moths, flies, bees, and beetles all undergo a similar complete metamorphosis.

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Butterflies of Kijongo Bay Resort

Posted by Karl on Tue July 12, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

July, is that time of year, when Kijongo Bay Resort gardens’ come alive with butterflies. So many different species are found in the gardens, that we are still counting and trying to identify them.

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Dawn chorus and why birds sing?

Posted by Karl on Tue June 21, 2022 in Kijongo Bay Bird Life.

When visiting Kijongo Bay Beach Resort, one of the things our guests often comment on, is our incredible dawn chorus.

Having well established gardens, with most of our bushes and trees being indigenous, we attract a lot of birds to Kijongo. This dawn chorus can range between subtle to loud, starting just before sunrise, to around a half hour after the sun rises.

Bird song is a thing of beauty from the natural world.

A cacophony of natural singing talent.

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More Garden Birds

Posted by Karl on Sun April 3, 2022 in Kijongo Bay Bird Life.

With the different seasons bringing different flowers and fruit, the birds in Kijongo's gardens are forever changing. Not only do we have our seasonal visitors, we also have our resident population of birds.

The morning wake up call is special at Kijongo, with a cacophony of bird song, not a lot can beat that morning coffee accompanied by natures alarm clock.

At the moment we will only post birds we are able to get a photograph of. There are, however, quite a few birds that we still need to photograph to bring our list up to date. We are working at getting photos of the mannikins, the puffbacks, different sparrows and a couple of smaller raptors that have been spotted visiting the gardens.
As the beach makes up part of our extended garden, a really big challenge is to photograph the shore birds found in front of Kijongo.

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