Submitted by: HO Lesley Cornish We had just had a stunning view of a large Black Rhino bull, and had in fact woken him up as he was sleeping among the ash on Dithabaneng. He ambled off afterwards, and was nibbling at the burned twigs. Wonderful! So we were...
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Pilanesberg walk Nov 2019
My Journal entries about what we saw, discussed and afterthoughts for the 3 walks undertaken in the Pilanesberg National Park from November 30th to December 1st 2019. REPORT BY Geoff Hall (In the slow group) EDITED BY Pauline Walker, Jillian Burgess-Buchan and Greg Jarvis. Walks: 1 Leeufontein 2 Around...
Submitted by Lesley Cornish On an HO duty in April, we were driving along, when we saw a quite large white rhino quite far off. So we stopped and did some monitoring. It took us a while to sex him, because he was facing us. We did see he...
Rewards of undertaking a CWAC at Borakalalo
By: Lesley Cornish It was cold and dark when we left home early on the morning of the 22nd July. By the time we reached the day visitors’ area, it was light, but still fairly cold. For some reason (cold, recent fuel hikes…), there were only a few of...
The exuberance of youth!
by Lesley CornishWe were on an HO duty in March, and on our way down Kubu when the call came through that there were lions on Kubu, and could the HO’s check the sighting out. We said we would. It was the usual thing: look for the cars, not...
Things Honoury Officers Do! A Mystery Bird! And Buffalo do Live in the Park.
First the mystery bird! Does anybody know what bird this is? The first three correct responses will be acknowledged on this site. Email email@example.com. The photo was taken by HO Jeremy Anderson on Tau Link. Those HOs on duty with Jeremy weekend before last are excluded!
New Committee Members 2018
Committee work is rarely easy; it’s a time consuming and often unrecognized task. Despite this, members often serve ( I do not use the word lightly) time and time again. This year three members decided to take a well earned break and stood down. They were Jannie Venter, Neithard...
Effect of a Fire in Pilanesberg
Lesley Cornish Just before our first Duty in Pilanesberg in 2018 (second weekend in January), a lightning strike had started a fire in the west of the park, and the fire was left to burn naturally. It should be remembered that the roads usually act as firebreaks, and...
Too much love can kill you….
By Lesley Cornish I love having good sightings of animals, especially birds, and many people say that they love animals. However, my experiences just after Christmas made me start to think about the effect of this on the animals themselves. Those who walk in the bush with dangerous game...
Christmas Wishes to all
- On a hot summer’s day… Jun 23, 2020
- A furry family! Feb 20, 2020
- Pilanesberg walk Nov 2019 Feb 13, 2020
- Rhino stand-off… May 31, 2019
- PREDATORY BUTTERFLIES? NAH! Feb 14, 2019
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