Verloren Valei is typified by its grasslands, and understanding them is essential to managing the reserve and preserving its huge biodiversity. By Mike Zingel When they think of Verloren Valei, people associate the place with orchids, birds or wetlands generally. … Read More
South African Field Trial Club collaboration with MTPA steps up a gear as a new survey method is unveiled, writes Mike Zingel. For several years, Friends of Verloren Valei member the South African Field Trial Club (SAFTC) has collaborated with … Read More
Important data collected to assist the Reserve manage its francolin population. By Mike Zingel Early on Saturday the 31st August 2019, The South African Field Trial Club (SAFTC), a long-time corporate member of the Friends of Verloren Valei, set out … Read More
Autumn bird count completed by South African Field Trial Club
The first of the year’s annual surveys of Verloren Valei’s gamebirds was successfully undertaken on 27th April 2019, writes Mike Zingel.
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SAFTC continues building up our database of game-bird numbers. Early on Saturday the 28th of August two groups of South African Field Trial Club (SAFTC) handlers set out with their pointers in drizzly mist to survey francolin populations on Patrysberg, … Read More
By Mike Zingel On a cold, wet yet bracing autumn morning recently, a dozen bird dogs, accompanied by their handlers from the South African Field Trial Club (SAFTC), reserve guides and keen observers, set out across the slopes of the Verloren Valei … Read More