The past few months have certainly been peculiar! But every cloud has a silver lining; the lockdown has meant that the reserve had a well-deserved break from human activity. Various sightings over the past few months – including a number of leopard sightings – demonstrate the value of this break to both the fauna and flora. As we enjoy getting back to nature after being cooped up in our homes for so long, let’s reflect on and be mindful of our purpose for walking in Vogelgat. This includes considering our group sizes, given the impact of a bigger group on both our own walking experience and the reserve. Take time to listen to the plaintiff cry of the Jackal Buzzard – just like the call of a jackal – or the ‘quark’ of a frog while hiking along the mountain streams. Looking forward to seeing you in the mountains soon! Giorgio Click to open the PDF and read on…
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