Showing posts with label home garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home garden. Show all posts

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

An adolescent Iguana, sun bathing, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.




After hatching from eggs buried under the sand, these young  ones emerge and start foraging. Quite a few are savaged by the dogs and die. The meat of the adults are relished by some. For those practicing the Buddhist religion eating the flesh of these animals is taboo. The adults can deliver a vicious kick with their powerful tails.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Drone attack on a bee colony, Home garden, Sri Lanka.






Drones come to the bee-hive in our home garden and waiting near the entrance pick the bees off individually, to take away to feed their young ones. I was advised to smash each individual drone, hovering near the entrance to the hive, using a cricket bat. I put up a small net to cover the entrance of the hive hoping to prevent the larger sized drones from going close to the entrance. I found the drone landing on the net and creeping inside.
 I have a Chinese made electrified net mounted on a racket' used to kill mosquitoes. I used this gadget to give a 3000 volt shock to the drone leaving the hive. It vanished from sight and subsequently for the last few days I have not  seen any drones near our bee-hive. He must have got 'the shock of his life' and cautioned his hive mates. I am waiting for further developments.
Chinese made 'mosquito kller'. It uses a rechargeable battery. A metal net is seperated on either side by a plastic net. On pressing a button and swing the net, mosquitos get entangled in the net and the high voltage literally vaporises the mosquitos with a loud click sound. These rackets  are sold in Sri Lanka for Rs.600/- each.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Garden Lizard, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

These animals keep changing color when standing still.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fruits on a decorative Palm tree, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.



The Common Mynah and Koil are two birds who visit this tree to eat the flesh of these fruits.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flowers, home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A multi-colored Rose in bloom.
Mango-flowers in bloom.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Flowers, home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Multi-coloured Rose.

Flowers on a mango tree.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015