A night visit from Knysna Basin Project

One of the advantages of Steenbok Nature Reserve being always open is that students are able to collect night time data for their projects. The entrance to the Reserve is home to quite a few Knysna Dwarf Chameleons and Knysna Basin Project​ took this opportunity to do a bit of night studies.  The students collected additional data (recording head, tail and body size) for Cara Trivella’s (supervisor Dr Shelley Edwards) Honours project. One of the project’s criteria is to study the habitat use and population structure of Bradypodion damaranum. The samples are usually taken from forest areas but the Steenbok exercise was to get extra info from more urban areas.

Pieter Verhoef, Louw Claassens, Merrisa Naidoo, Ntombi Vudla and Nina de Villiers
Nina de Villiers, Ntombi Vudla
and Merrisa Naidoo
Louw Claassens and Nina de Villiers