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The delightful Pink-throated Twinspot is a sand forest specialist that is best found in Mkhuze Game Reserve (Pete Morris)


Wrap magazine This graphical pattern is very creative with the use of colour and style. It definitely would suit a younger audience and could be created handmade or digital. Some o fate animals would look quite effective as print.

from The Imagination Tree

DIY: Rain Stick

musical instruments for kids to make | ... musical instrument for young children that sounds just like falling


Pied Kingfisher bird. Kingfisher Birds are a group of small to medium sized brightly colored birds that are found all over. The group is single family, Alcedinidae, or a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests.

from BBC Nature

Why cheese plants are full of holes

Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist. Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.


African rainforest in-Gaban, Republic of Congo, Camaroon, Congo, African republic, Togo, Ghana, and Madagascar.