Serradinga clarki amissivallis spreads its wings

Formerly thought only to occur at Verloren Valei, it now seems as though this butterfly is more widely dispersed. Serradinga clarki amissivallis, previously known as Clark’s Lost Widow and now renamed the Verloren Valei Bronze Speckled Widow, was previously thought … Read More

The great grass sea

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

A walk in orchid country

Gerrit van Ede led a small group on an orchid exploration between Christmas and New Year—the first day of the new lockdown. By James van den Heever For a moment, it seemed as though the immediate amended Level 3 lockdown … Read More

Successful LepSoc field trip to end 2020

In what has become an annual event, LepSoc Africa hosted a field trip focused on butterflies on 12 December 2020. The LepSoc field trip this year was led by Jeremy Dobson, the President of LepSoc Africa and Justin Bode, the … Read More

St Lucia inches towards solution

In this article, reproduced by kind permission of Daily Friend, David Christianson describes how community consultation is slowly yielding a solution to the challenges faced by South Africa’s greatest estuarine system. It’s a lesson that conservation areas around the country … Read More