Veld Management weekend 21st – 22nd April 2017

We were back at Borakalalo National Park for what turned out to be a very interesting and informative weekend.

Bob Scholes treated us to a dynamic interactive session, with group taxi excursions and walks into the local bush, to show and explain various veld types and evidence of some problems being experienced.

Bob set up his outdoor presentation and gave us a brief talk. Next we took a short walk and were shown how roads impacted on these areas leading to erosion

While on-route he stopped to discuss a puddle with us, explaining the silt and clay composition of the soil – and its similarities with sodic sites.

After an informative day, we needed to relax. Our group is getting good at that. The fire was lit and we all gathered to get some warmth.

Sunday morning was a little chilly, as can be seen by Bob’s attire.

After our classroom period, Bob took us out and showed us his bush-whiteboard.

He also introduced us to a few of his toys.

After covering details like how to burn the place down – in a controlled fashion, we were on hands and knees working out the foraging value of each square of veld.

As the time had come for us all to depart, the camp was broken down in record time.

This photo clearly shows Michael helping Tiana to fold up the canvas tent.

Till next time…..

Ed’s Note: Many thanks to student Brian Williams for stepping in and providing us with this “interesting and informative” feedback of the Veld Management weekend.




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