Southern Africa’s Rarest Endemic Raptor ~ The Black Harrier

There is something so magical about the flight of the Black Harrier (Circus maurus) as it swoops over the fynbos silently hunting. The feathers are deep black with large white panels on the under wing and white bars on the tail feathers, that occasionally catch your eye as it glides over low growing fynbos. According […]

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Dr Lorenzo Prendini visits Gondwana for scorpion sampling

Dr Lorenzo Prendini (Ph.D) from the American Museum of Natural History joined the conservation team on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2022 to collect specimens of various scorpions. Wildlife & Ecological investments joined on the 1st of July to learn more about collection methods and scorpions in our area. The Opistothalmus genus […]

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Critically Endangered Gladiolus roseovenosus

Gladiolus roseovenosusroseovenosus = red-veined, named for the markings.Common name: RuiterbospypieFamily: IridaceaeStatus: Critically EndangeredDistribution: George to Robinson pass near Ruiterbos. Description: A 30-50cm tall deciduous geophyte. Leaves 4, the short blade is 1.5-2mm wide, the margins and midrib thickened. Flowers large, white to pale pink with red feathery streaks mainly on the lower tepals. Capsule description […]

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