A rare find of a Cape Grass Lizard, a species that demonstrates the evolutionary route between snakes and lizards.
We observed interesting animal behavior in termites in the Eastern Cape. They had constructed an array of apertures on their mounds, only to seal them 90 minutes later.
As part of a bird survey on a wind farm, we had to verify the location of an eagle nests and determine the species and breeding status.
The unexpected victims of wind farms are the reptiles, arachnids and Scorpions along with the avian species that don’t usually fly in the collision zone.
A brief biodiversity survey for reptiles and invertebrates under rocks in the Eastern Cape indicated a healthy ecosystem.
The highlight of walked transects while conducting bird surveys are the close encounters with Eagles.
The Karoo is a delicate arid ecosystem that is threatened by wind farm and fracking development. Care needs to be taken to survey all species and plan appropriate relocation for sensitive species.