Monthly Archives: January 2012

Aardvark burrow in a city??

The Blue Bend Nature Reserve, situated in East London, abutting the suburb of Beacon Bay is the the home of one of Africa’s strangest mammals the¬†Aardvark, Orycteropus afer. On a recent dune forest audit the burrow of an Aardvark was … Continue reading

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Environmental Protection in East London (SA)

Div de Villiers (Head of the Green Scorpions) and Wandile Mzazi (Central Manager Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency) coordinated a large contingent of rangers and law enforcement officers from their respective offices and Buffalo City Municipality to clean out … Continue reading

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Snared Common Duiker – Qinira River East London

Sad to have noted¬†this antelope in the Qinira River this past weekend. The species is a Common Duiker, Sylvicarpa grimmia, which had been snared by a trace of thick wire. It is presumed to have drowned while attempting to cross … Continue reading

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Cape Serotine Bat (juvenile)

Museum colleague Marita Venter presented the Natural History department with a young bat which had been caught by a cat. The juvenile has been identified as a Cape Serotine Bat, Eptesicus capensis. This species grows to a total length of … Continue reading

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‘Fire’ ……. flower!!

This time of the year in and around East London (SA) produces a flaming spectacle in the form of a flower – the Flame Lily Gloriosa superba.

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