One of the activities that our Field Guide students really enjoy is “getting on the right track” with the track and sign module. It is a nature-based detective story complete with characters, clues and a moment of revelation! It is this ‘mystery solving’ element which also makes it an ideal long weekend course to attend.
Below is a list of tracks and signs our current group of students were fortunate to see
Honey badger spoor
Elephant spoor, droppings and feeding signs
Black and White rhino spoor, dung and feeding signs
Spotted Hyaea spoor
Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Zebra and Wildebeest spoor and droppings
Buffalo spoor and droppings
Slender mongoose spoor and droppings
Puff adder trail
Warthog spoor, droppings and feeding signs
Genet spoor and droppings
Vervet monkey spoor
Jackal spoor and droppings (both the side striped and the black backed jackals occur on the reserve)
A variety of bird tracks including starlings, doves, hornbills, thick-knees, guinea fowl, spurfowls and francolins, owls and Egyptian geese
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words so I will go along with received wisdom and create the rest of the blog from photos!