Tiny kings and queens
South Africa / Travel Blog / Wildlife

Tiny kings and queens

When I say Queen, wipe out any romantic image you have of the beautiful mistress of the Kingdom, the Khaleesi-like war queen who masterminds the movements of her troops and plans to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. The Queen of a termite colony is an obese lump of eggs whose sole purpose is to push out thousands of eggs every single day, unable to move, while her workers constantly feed her royal jelly. Continue reading

Hermit Crabs, Johnson’s whistling tree frogs and Lesser Antillean Iguanas
St Eustatius / Travel Blog / Wildlife

Hermit Crabs, Johnson’s whistling tree frogs and Lesser Antillean Iguanas

 Originally published by WorkingAbroad Projects on Monday, 30th June 2014- see here! Greetings from the tiny island of St Eustatius in the Caribbean! I arrived on Monday from a balmy Summer’s day in England to learn that I, in fact, had no idea what summer was. This is summer.  The papers in London get excited … Continue reading