Facts on the ecological effects of waterholes
Ingwelala’s Conservation Intern, Paige Ezzey, researched and shares the following facts on artificial water points.
Managing fire risk
The following communication from the GKFPA is applicable to all fires on Ingwelala. Simply equate it to Ingwelala infrastructure and facilities. It is essential to have a steel drum available at any fire pit to be able to immediately extinguish a fire. This time of the year is high risk for unattended and unplanned fires spreading and turning into disaster.
African Barred Owlet
Bungalow # 197 offers this account of witnessing a fantastic interaction between the African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) and the Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis):
From Chris Thorpe: "We have been given the exciting news from our German friends Peter and Susanne Scheufler that Peter has won Overall Winner, Africa Up Close, Natures Best Photography Africa. The award ceremony was held in the Iziko South Africa Museum in Cape Town last week and they flew from Germany especially to receive this.
The photo was taken at Ingwelala when they stayed with us in February."
Here is the link to Africas Best Photography Website:
(Photo also displayed alongside as 'Pic of the Month')
Anthrax is a prevalent (bacterium) disease in the Lowveld. In late June there were two confirmed cases of Anthrax in the Umbabat, one buffalo and one kudu. You can assist us by reporting any animals with the symptoms described below or any fresh carcasses to Reception or the Gate. Anthrax suspected carcasses must be burned ASAP. Before burning, blood samples are collected for the local State Vet.
To assist you understand more about ANTHRAX, the following explanation by Dr Mark Dittberner is published once again for your perusal:
Please click here for the latest letter from our Chariman, Kevin Alborough.