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Change in Season

Autumn is here once again with winter shortly to follow on its heels. The temperature has started to cool down, the sun has started to rise a little later than before and the nights are turning longer. The trees are slowly changing colour from green to the reds, orange, and yellows of Autumn which will be followed by the brown of winter. The grasses in the veld have also started going from the beautiful lush green of summer to the red and yellow colours of Autumn with the dusty dull brown of winter to follow in the next month or two.

The hibernating species are busy storing reserves for the near winter. These species include the South African Hedgehog, Tortoises, Snakes, and Spiders. After a nice summer with an abundant food source, all would have started storing fat to use during the winter hibernation that lies ahead. Please be careful when driving as tortoises are still seen crossing the roads during the day and hedgehogs are still seen crossing the roads on the warmer nights. If you find one of these hibernating species in your yard, please contact the control room on 011 867 3475 or the Environmental manager Odette on 0664362889 for assistance to remove and relocate them back to the natural areas.