Orchid field trip with Doug McMurtry

The renowned orchid expert shared his knowledge with a mostly young group. Doug McMurtry, one of South Africa’s leading orchid experts, kindly agreed to lead a field trip to Verloren Valei on 26 February 2022. Accompanied by fellow expert, Shane … Read More

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Three new interns for Verloren Valei

They will gain valuable experience and bolster the resources reserve management can call on. Sbongile Moyana obtained an Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation 2019 at the University of Mpumalanga. She grew up in Kwamhlanga, Mpumalanga. Although she didn’t know much … Read More

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Getting to grips with wetlands

Hannes Marais, Wetland Scientist, MTPA, shared some of his knowledge on a recent field trip. By James van den Heever One of the most important reasons for conserving Verloren Valei is the significant contribution it makes to securing South Africa’s … Read More

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Conserving our lepidopteran heritage

Verloren Valei illustrates how important a role protected areas play in conserving our biodiversity. By Justin Bode Lepidoptera are recognised as playing an important role in ecological systems, and also act as biodiversity indicators. For these reasons, the Southern African … Read More

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Reclassifying the Yellow-breasted Pipit

Recent genetic findings show that the Yellow-breasted Pipit should, in fact, be classified as a longclaw. By Hugh Chittenden          This short note has been compiled to give support to the recent genetic findings that show that Yellow-breasted Pipit, Anthus chloris, … Read More

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