I simply cannot remember when last a review copy of a book landed on my desk with such perfect timing! Since January I have been involved with the University of Stellenbosch’s Listen, Live and Learn initiative and this year the Conservation House is establishing a biodiversity garden in the heart of our campus. Central to our structural planning are proposed nodes for insects, chameleons, butterflies and even small mammals.
This new publication by Struik – Random House (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/gardening-butterflies/9781775841241) is a sheer joy to hold and behold. The authors, Steve Woodhall and Lindsay Gray have produced an instant classic with their meticulous and logical text, breathtaking photographs and regional prescriptions for butterfly gardening. I simply cannot wait to get my team muddy and dusty – on the wheelbarrow will be this little gem!