Even when he’s on holiday, our Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve Manager, Jannie Groenewald and his camera are never off-duty. Here are some of the awesome critters and other wildlife he’s been tracking down during the past few weeks (in his leisure time).
There’s so much we don’t know about the wildlife making use of our Renosterveld corridors. That’s why our Renosterveld reserve, Haarwegskloof, and surrounding Renosterveld farms and reserves, in a partnership with Nelson Mandela University, are now part of a major camera trap study to learn about our biodiversity.
The exciting discovery of Heuningnes Redfin fish in Renosterveld rivers has gone national. The SABC compiled this report on how our team found this tiny indigenous fish while undertaking our watercourse restoration work. And how we’re now helping to protect these critically endangered fish.
As we draw towards the end of what has been a difficult year in the botany world with the loss of several incredibly special people, including Rachel and Rodney Saunders, Stephen Cousins and Cameron McMaster, I feel that amidst the sadness, we must remind ourselves of what has been good about 2018.
For 10 months of the year, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Renosterveld is drab and dull. But when spring arrives - that’s when Renosterveld truly shows her beautiful face. Every colour, pattern and shape emerges, and the landscape comes to life.