Cape ‘Biobash’ Part 1

I’d always wanted to explore the Western Cape and it’s biodiversity, and so when my friends (Nick Schaller & Darren Van Eyssen) asked if I wanted to join them on such a trip, I couldn’t resist. Joining them on the trip was the best decision I...

The Chameleons of KZN

We in KwaZulu-Natal are lucky enough to have a good diversity of chameleons.  We have 9 species occurring here, but 8 of the 9 species (one is yet to be fully described though),  are endemic to KwaZulu-Natal, meaning that they do not occur...

TRIP REPORT: Ndumo adventure!

  Last week, I was lucky enough to be a part of a research team who were headed for Ndumo Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.   One of the researchers, Cormac, was looking for terrapins, while Camille, another researcher, was looking for hippos (yes,...

Working with Black Mambas

Working with mambas can be somewhat difficult to describe, but I will try… The Black Mamba is the most notorious and feared snake in Africa. People think of it as this evil, aggressive, psychotic killer, which will either stare you down, eye to eye, or just...