My nature trail today Takes us to an area known as Banana Island and an area that has been my concerrn over the past twelve months of irisponsible Dumping of toxic waste in what was the estuary of Banana island
Today It Is no longer an Island and the first photos show some of the damage the filling of this land is doing to the wildlife. , my website on nile pollution to you the photos may look normal,
The first photo is a normal shot the water buffalo share the shaded areas with the wildlife as I walk down the path that once at this time of year would be full of Nile water and the begining of the reed beds,
the water buffalo would be wallowing in a water hole not put under a shaded area. as it was two years ago on my first visit down this path and had to turn back because I had no intention of
The Buffalo is only 4/5 meters from the next photos, on seeing these at first glance I thought wow another species of dragons or are they grasshopers,, on closser inspection they ar certainly not grass hoppers.
and if anyone knows what they are and if I am wrong please comment. to allay my fears on this ,
Have no intention of going for another walk tomorrow. so todays photos of which there are many. will be kept for another day. birds will be on the birdinginegypt blog, dragons will be on the dragonsand damsel bllog. and the other things I saw on my walk will be on nilelife2 blog. plus a delicious honey melon, grapes and the lemons I rescued from a tree that had been cut down.
Stay cool. from a very hot Luxor Egypt.