This is a yearly phenomenon and very fascinating to observe. After the first heavy rains, at the beginning of the rainy season, the one night ants come out from the grouse in huge numbers and fly into the light, where they dance and then loose their wings and die. At Jiwa Damai we have to eat early at night, before the dark comes. Once the lights are on the invasion is incredible. Again all is recyclable, the lizards and our Toke have a feast day sitting next to the lights on the ceiling and gorging on these ants. In the morning, all the wings and ants on the floors are brushed into the pond, where the fish are waiting to receive their share. This event can last for 3 - 4 days, appearing every evening.
Experiencing the tropical wildlife in our extensive permaculture garden is quite a spectacle. Jiwa Damai is inhabited by different animals crawling, flying and jumping around in the huge garden. Today we want to introduce you to some of the little creatures.
The Tokes you'll hear as soon as it gets dark. They like to crawl around under the open roofs, looking for insects. They make that nice sounds: tookeeee, tokeeee.....
Our other noise-makers are the little froggies, quacking and quacking.
At nights, just sit back and listen to the beautiful concert !
Going for a walk in the garden , right after a heavy rainshower, I noticed some spiders weaving their nets. - What incredibly talented artists these creatures are !
But we have way more cute little animals in the huge garden. Beautiful animals..... butterflies, colorful birds, snails, ... ( it's just so hard to take pictures of the birds and butterflies.... but we'll keep on trying ;-) )
It is a pleasure walking through the garden and you can be sure not to be bothered by too many mosquitos and flies. The ponds and water have been exposed to EM-Technology and as a result the breeding of mosquitoes has been significantly reduced.
Come visit us and see for yourself!