There are some new photos of the leopard’s visits in February up on the Leopard Blog – thanks Duncan for loading the photos and to Jill and Wolfgang for retrieving them.
The cameras have also been active in security: the car of one set of thieves starred in our movies. This will hopefully lead to their capture.
The beauty, the wildlife, the fynbos - and the “wild feeling” in Rooiels - all add to the value of our lives and our properties. So it makes sense to protect them. Our verges are very important to reseeding the fynbos and as habitat for all the animals, birds and insects that delight us. Please try to ensure that you encourage some of the indigenous, Rooiels fynbos to grow - especially in the road reserves which we need to keep "untamed". Go to Rooiels Vision and to the Flora pages for more information.
It is exciting to see the new book Climate of Hope (Bloomberg & Pope) which shows that people don’t have to choose between the environment and the economy. Local action can have significant impacts and we can stop global warming at the same time as increasing growth when we take the right steps. They give many examples of how this is happening and highlight that in the USA green energy is employing more people than coal, nuclear and oil – combined.
A lovely first half of May, swims and lovely still days and a Southern Right whale slowly gliding past so early in the season. Enjoyable as this has been, we all hope that winter and rain arrive soon!
Highlights of the different news and camera bulletins