Just after we placed a camera at the Eastern fence to capture the lion’s movements, we encountered one of them ourselves! It was definitely exciting to be behind the steering wheel myself whilst we were just a few meters from this full grown male lion.
After a day of hard work, the weather allowed us to enjoy this beautiful sunset on the Lipadi hill!
To help stimulate the grow of the grasses, we started a new experiment with NewSil in the grazer exclusion plots.
NewSil is a product based on stabilised silicic acid and is mainy used in the agriculture. It has not been applied in wildlife yet, but is the results of this expriment could make a change in that!
Where prickley pear should only be found in the US, peolpe introduced them to other parts of the globe as well. Since the cactus is only native to the Americas, we’re trying to control the spread of the cacti with the insect “cochineal”.
We’re chopping the deceased cacti in pieces and we’re saving these pieces in order to infect the healty prickly pears.
We started the week with one of the most important, but nowadays underrated activities, gardening! Since we’re in the middle of the rain season it’s critical to give mother nature a helpful push. We do this by pulling some exotic weeds, including: thorn apple (Datura Stramonium), and applying new grass seeds of nutritious grasses. This all will ensure the health of our fuzzy and hairy friends. And rest assured, besides the gardening this week we had lots of time to spot animals and take pics!