Steve Woodhall to talk about impacts of environmental change and citizen science on butterflies at Crocworld Monthly Talk

Steve Woodhall to talk about impacts of environmental change and citizen science on butterflies at Crocworld Monthly Talk: For Steve Woodhall, a simple boyhood fascination of moths and butterflies developed into a lifelong career in lepidopterology, with many years dedicated to unearthing the behavioural patterns and discovering the many intricacies of these vibrant flying insects. A leading expert on the subject, Steve Woodhall will give the Crocworld Conservation Centre monthly talk on ‘Significant changes in the range of local butterflies’ … [Read more...]

David Allan to give insightful talk on KwaZulu-Natal seabirds at Crocworld Conservation Centre

David Allan to give insightful talk on KwaZulu-Natal seabirds at Crocworld Conservation Centre: David Allan to give insightful talk on KwaZulu-Natal seabirds at Crocworld Conservation Centre The KwaZulu-Natal coastline forms an important part of the great, global seabird highway, attracting threatened bird species throughout the year. The migration trends, intricate behaviour patterns and importance within the ecosystem will all form part of the monthly Crocworld Conservation Centre talk on Saturday, 13 July from 9am to 10am, presented by … [Read more...]

Matriarchs of South African showjumping arena talk top riders at Nissan Winter Classic

Matriarchs of South African showjumping arena talk top riders at Nissan Winter Classic: When it comes to showjumping the past few decades, the names Gonda Betrix (Hout Bay, Cape Town) and Clodagh Shaw (Shongweni) have featured prominently. Both women have achieved huge success on the circuit respectively – Betrix as a showjumper and Shaw as a race horse trainer – and are looking forward to witnessing some of the country’s most dynamic showjumping talent take to the course at this year’s Nissan Winter Classic, taking place at the Shongweni … [Read more...]

Crocworld Conservation Centre hosts talk on the incredible Amur falcon rescue in KZN

Crocworld Conservation Centre hosts talk on the incredible Amur falcon rescue in KZN: This June, the popular monthly environmental talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre will feature a gripping tale of raptor rescue by FREEME KZN Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre representatives, Tammy Caine and Wade Whitehead, taking place on Saturday, 8 June from 9am to 10am. Extreme climate conditions in KwaZulu-Natal brought with it hailstorms that affected the roosting areas of the migratory raptor – the Amur Falcon – in both Mooi River and Newcastle. This … [Read more...]