Amazing facts

A simple mutualism, not as simple as it sounds…

Uhusiano rahisi wa kutegemezana, sio rahisi inavyo sikika… We love talking about mutualisms in nature. If you’re not familiar with it, a mutualism is a relationship between two species that benefits both species. There are obligate mutualisms where the survival of one or both species is totally dependent on the […]

The incredible relationship between ants and butterflies.

Uhusiano ajabu kati ya chungu na vipepeo. (Scroll down for Swahili) Insects have evolved some of the most incredible relationships. I’m often surprised that we are not more aware of some of these relationships. One insect- insect relationship that fascinates me is the Lycaenid- Ant relationship. A relationship called myrmecophily- […]

Birds that produce milk?

Ndege wanatoa maziwa? (Scroll down for swahili) These pieces first appeared on a blog that Dr. Colin Beale wrote on I’ve combined and shortened the two articles and provided the Swahili translation below. Follow Colin Beale on Twitter @tzbirder for current and great information (#BirdsAtTea). You’re never far from […]

Don’t blame bats

Usiwalaumu popo. (Scroll down for Swahili translation) Today is bat appreciation day so let’s take a quick look at why we shouldn’t be blaming bats for coronavirus. Bats do carry a lot of viruses and it is actually really interesting why. This short video gives a brief and easy to […]