Category Archives: Senuko

The African BirdFair; A Feast of Birds and Art…

Covid and lockdown does not stop birding! Birds still fly, wings still beat…. I still sketch and paint, and birders take flight onto the internet airwaves, going virtual! Rooting around cyberspace clues, digging into virtual exhibitions and online zoom chats … Continue reading

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World Lion Day in Celebration of a languid, lithe and lovely beast.

Musings on the languid, lithe and lovely beast that we call ‘Lion’ … Panthera leo, creature of fable and bible, myth and immediate powerful reality. My immediate and powerful reality. Here below is my sketch in honour of the great … Continue reading

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Mopani Winter Woodland

“Fallen Tree”, acrylic on loose canvas, 85 x 200 cm is my painting of the incredible mopani winter woodland in the lowveld of Zimbabwe at this time of year, russet red leaves, filtered light at dawn and dusk and always, … Continue reading

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Painting and Sketching in my Garden of Eden; But Winter is Coming…….

As an artist and as a naturalist, skulls skins and bones have always fascinated me. I love drawing the shapes of found natural objects and perhaps this harks back to the fact that I loved Biology as a scholar. The … Continue reading

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Skulls and Flowers; Life and Death in the Garden of Eden

Skulls have always fascinated me, and bones; we start dying from the minute we are created, a natural process not to be feared but embraced, truly the stuff of LIFE…. I collect skulls from the wilderness, and they sit amongst … Continue reading

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Painted Wolves at Chilo Gorge: Wine and Wild Dogs galore!

Painted Wolves will be returning to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge SOON! whether you call them by their full latin name Lycaon pictus, or by their other names African wild dogs, Painted Wolves, or Painted dogs… they are all the same … Continue reading

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Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe; Save River in Full Spate at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

A day spent at Chipinda Pools Tented Camp on the tranquil Runde River, sketching and meeting fellow conservationists and safari operators, (little do I know that this is the lull before the storm….) Inspired by the riverine vegetation and by … Continue reading

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Gogo Olive Animals adorn my wire baobab Christmas Tree; Fierce Hunters adorn my mantelpiece and Hearth!

My beloved Wire Baobab Christmas Tree is made by local craftsmen, and I use it every year in my African bush house, standing in front of our huge fireplace…​​ This year I have used extra special Gogo Olive knitted animals…. … Continue reading

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Painted Wolf Pups in the Save Valley Conservancy

The Mbungo pack of “Painted Wolves” (as BBC’s David Attenborough and Painted Wolf Wines would call them!) June 2018 A  den in Deep mopani  woodland on senuko- camera traps have shown a pair of lions investigating and digging at the … Continue reading

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“wild dogs”; what’s in a name?…a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

The debate: what to call African wild dogs, (if not just that….!) We are honoured to have viable packs of Lycaon pictus, (African wild dogs, aka Painted Wolves, aka Painted Dogs), in Zimbabwe. Although generally endangered over Africa, they are … Continue reading

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