With summer in full swing one can inspect to see an increased movement amongst insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions.
This month Paige Ezzey, our Conservation Intern, studies and shares some interesting facts about the life of the eye catching solifugid.
The World beneath the Reeds
Paige has also being hard at work in the river beds, working with AWARD staff to take stock of what organisms inhabit our river courses. AWARD is a national initiative, aimed at assessing and monitoring the general aquatic health of all the major catchments in our country.
Locally on Ingwelala, the Nhlaralumi and Sekgobela Rivers are tributaries to the Olifants River, and therefore have a direct effect on the quality of water delivered to the Olifants. In its initial assessment stages AWARD staff undertake a biodiversity blitz to establish an inventory of species occurring in the rivers, while simultaneously training resident conservation staff to continue this function in the long term. This is a fantastic environmental initiative, well worth supporting!
New Services Provided
Four months into the current financial year, I would like to offer some feedback on the new services Ingwelala is providing as well remind Members that these services are now fully operational.
El-Niño and La Niña
It’s been all over the news in recent weeks: One of the strongest El Niños in history has been brewing in the Pacific. John L. explains...
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