10 January 2013

Magnificent book on the eagles of the Walter Sisulu NBG

The Verraux’s Eagles of Roodekrans
A photographic tribute
By Garth Heydenrych (photos) and Libby Woodcock (text).

This is a beautiful, limited edition coffee table book on the Verraux’s (Black) Eagles of Roodekrans, which will be familiar to most members of BotSoc as the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden's eagles. Beautiful, soaring photos take one through a typical year in the life of these magnificent eagles: flying, hunting, nest building and raising a chick from egg to expelling it from the territory. The text is minimal and delightfully personal and informative. (For instance I learned that the birds deliberately seem to choose nesting material from trees that have insecticide properties in their leaves and stems.) For the price of a packet of groceries – this book is a steal at R275. It will be available from Random Harvest Nursery at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden South Africa, as well as from the BotSoc Bookshop at Kirstenbosch . Alternatively contact libby@verreaux.co.za or blackeaglebook@mweb.co.za to get a copy directly.
For more information on these eagles, click here.

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