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).
These fluffballs are yellow canary (Crithagra flaviventris) chicks. Jannie found them in a large grass clump, in the Critically Endangered Renosterveld on Haarwegskloof. The skin on their crops is so thin that one can see what their mother fed them…
A Tabanidae fly pollinates a yellow daisy in the Overberg Renosterveld. Flies and other non-honeybee insects are the pollinators of many Renosterveld plants. Honeybees compete with these pollinators and may prevent rare plants from setting seeds.
Now see some of these special species for yourself on Haarwegskloof.
Even as many of the Renosterveld plants hide from the summer sun, that doesn’t mean our Renosterveld is devoid of life. In fact, you’ll now experience a disco of insect life here.
Jannie can lead you on a guided tour on our Renosterveld Reserve, to view some of these little critters (things you may miss yourself).
For more on Jannie’s sightings, follow us on Instagram: @overbergrenosterveld
And follow Jannie on Instagram: @JannieGroenewald