SPRING

SPRING

Month September – October
Fynbos Highlights Sweet thorn acacia (Acacia karoo)will start to flower, attracting bees to pollinate the bright yellow flowers.
September bush (Polygala myrtifolia) flowering with bright pink flowers (leaves are made into a poultice for treating gout)
Birding Highlights Burchells coucal: also called the rain bird has started calling. The Zulu culture believe that one should plant your crops when this bird calls as rain is expected.
Migratory birds: We say good bye to many of the sunbirds as they migrate to higher altitudes, but we welcome back the summer residents, red chested cuckoo, didericks Cuckoo, White rumped swifts, European swallows
Wildlife Highlights Reptiles have become active: many snakes (puffadders, boom slang, night adder, karoo padloper)
Eland, red hartebeest, gemsbok are calving with many babies seen on the reserve
Average temp
Low Temp
HIgh temp
15.9C
7.9C
31.9C

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