Trip to the Upper Karoo, 24 May-6 June 20142014-06-10 (525)
This trip was under-taken to survey Sociable Weaver nests in the Northern Cape and other species using their nests, by Barry and Sue Schultz and myself. At the same time Virtual Museum records were collected for all but two projects (Birds with Odd Plumages, and Atlas of African Echinoderma) - submit any project photos you have at Virtual Museum upload site.
The planned survey area was farms and untarred roads in the area bounded by Williston, Carnarvon, and slightly north of Vanwyksvlei and Brandvlei. A punctured tire, however, meant a trip to Upington and resulted in continuing the survey in that area.
The University of Turku, Finland via Robert Thomson provided most of the funding for the project. Equipment was funded by a PERC Research Development Grant (Project for the Enhancement of Research Capacity, UCT).
The last morning was the coldest, with frost and ice