A window to the elusive

Sometimes there are moments when you are treated to something truly special, given an invitation to something you maybe feel you shouldn’t be watching. One of our camera traps provided us with one of these moments last week.   One of our Masters students, Lauren, who came to carry out her fieldwork with us aContinue reading “A window to the elusive”

Aardwolf – some fun facts on the beautiful “earth wolf”

As we continue our camera grid into August, we have been really treated with various species turning up on the cameras! One of the species that has provided particular excitement in camp is the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus). Although quite widely distributed across Southern Africa, their nocturnal and somewhat secretive nature makes captures of them extraContinue reading “Aardwolf – some fun facts on the beautiful “earth wolf””

Reptiles in & around Alldays – by Kurt van Wyk

Alldays sits in a promising area for reptiles. Due to the high number of game farms in the surrounding landscape, land-use is arguably sufficiently low to allow for significant diversity and abundance. While winter is generally less productive for reptile surveys than the summer months, we’ve still had a nice selection of species turn up!Continue reading “Reptiles in & around Alldays – by Kurt van Wyk”

Camera trapping in the field

After being established in the early 1900’s, camera trapping has developed significantly and fast become a key method for wildlife and ecological research. It has become not only a plausible method, but an increasingly accurate passive data collection method. Given the non-invasive nature of camera traps, they have been especially beneficial in studying elusive species, asContinue reading “Camera trapping in the field”

Picture this…

We are often lucky to have volunteers and students who have high hopes of capturing as many cool shots as possible on their cameras! We try and post some of these on our Instagram and Facebook pages, but there are often so many great shots that don’t get added. So, we thought for this blogContinue reading “Picture this…”