Spring in the Overberg: A honey bee buzzes lazily over a field of yellow Canola while in the adjacent Renosterveld a butterfly flits gracefully through the warm air searching for a mate.
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One of the key aims at the heart of the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust has always been the pursuit of greater knowledge about this Critically Endangered, little known and highly misunderstood vegetation type.
The Black Harrier is one of Southern Africa’s most beautiful and charismatic birds of prey. It a graceful, medium sized charcoal-coloured bird with striking white markings, piercing yellow eyes and a long barred tail.
Quartz fields are islands of distinct vegetation in southern Africa. Such habitats differ from surrounding shale substrate in geomorphological and climatic attributes, and are dominated by a predominantly succulent flora with between 14% and 91% endemism. Previous studies have identified and surveyed quartz fields within the Succulent Karoo biome, but little is known about the Overberg quartz–silcrete fields located in the Renosterveld vegetation (Fynbos biome).