EcoTraining’s awesome EcoQuest course isn’t about dashing from one Big Five sighting to the next in a safari vehicle. It’s about getting intimate with the ecosystem and the biodiversity of the area around Karongwe Camp in South Africa.
And walking in the bush is the best way to achieve that. Like taking a moment to marvel at dew caught on a spider’s web. Looking like diamonds on a tiara, it’s almost impossible not to be in awe of what nature can produce.
Whether experiencing big game on foot or enjoying the more intricate details of the bush, a walking safari or bush walk is an amazing way to get back to basics and enjoy all that nature has to offer. It’s time to use your senses, listen, smell and touch and just be one with the environment around you.
And what exactly is this? It’s the egg sack (otheca) of a praying mantis. Soft and foamy when forms, the sack eventually becomes hard and dry in order to protect the eggs until they hatch. Hatching can occur between three and ten weeks after the mother spider lays them.
Tags: African Bush Walks, Big Game Africa, biodiversity in South Africa, Ecosystems in South Africa