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 Post subject: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 pm 
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Bundu_SA_Guy wrote:
Just thought I would share this pic taken in 1999 of the waterhole at Satara where the Cam is at.
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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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@007 looks like it was a good year?
Satara Looks very dry now compared with a year ago. Orpen does not look too bad. Strange as the two cameras are georaphically not that far apart

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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:lol: Pat, I don't think 007, Bond.... James Bond..... will answer you're question, have'nt seen him on the forums yet :lol:

But seriously, the year 2007 did look much better than the current conditions! I really do hope the park get soon much needed rain.....
Thanks DB for posting the images :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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It is quite scary to see such a big difference between the satara pics, i hope decent rains start soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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Wasn't that because they had good, early rains last year and then a dry spell mid-summer ? And this year the rain hasn't started yet ?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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2007 was a good rainy season up till end of December in that area. Then it stopped raining, and it hasn't really rained since then ... :(

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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Thanks for those pictures...

Wasn't it in 2006 when someone started a "pray for rain thread"?

I was in Kruger in 2005 and 2006 towards the end of October. I remember on both occasions being shocked at the dry conditions.

Our rainy seems to have set in here. I hope the same happens at Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08
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Great stuff DB! :D

Did you guys know wildlife managers use fixed point photography to monitor vegetation change over long periods? This enables them to determine whether bush encroachment is becoming a problem or veld condition is deteriorating.

It would be interesting to keep this topic alive so that we can also see how the vegetation changes.

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 Post subject: Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
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I only know the Satarawaterhole surrounded by trees. Thanks for showing the difference from 1999 to 2008. It is amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
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Very interesting topic DB, hope the formites can rake some more pics from their albums----i must try to get my pics from ,way back when, and post them on your site :roll: ---mike

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 Post subject: Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
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Amazing pics and how fascinating to see the changes over the years. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
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wow interesting to see the changes over the years :D

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 Post subject: Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years
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At least the cams have had some decent rains now, the Orpen cam still has a puddle there :D And Satara looks like its eventually starting to green :dance:
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 Post subject: Change in the veld
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:shock: WOW, today I went to check the webcams for the first time in quite a while, and was I amazed at the change in the plants around the waterholes!! Everything turned green overnight!! :D It's amazing what a bit of rain can accomplish! :dance: And I'm so glad for the animals!! I hope all the parks will have a good wet season! Heaven knows they need it! :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Change in the veld
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Hi Suzz,

Yeah there is a big change check out this topic www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=26580

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