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Changes in vegetation on cams over the years

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 pm

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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Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08

Unread post by oddesy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:56 pm

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

Unread post by p@m » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:49 pm

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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Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:14 am

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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Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:42 am

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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Re: Vegetation caught on cam - Nov '06; '07; '08

Unread post by Senyetse » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:58 am

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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Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years

Unread post by Janeli » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:01 pm

I only know the Satarawaterhole surrounded by trees. Thanks for showing the difference from 1999 to 2008. It is amazing!
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Unread post by mikerid » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:54 am

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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Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:18 am

Amazing pics and how fascinating to see the changes over the years. :D

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Unread post by Mike1916 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:19 pm

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

Unread post by Wild about cats » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:12 pm

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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Change in the veld

Unread post by Suzz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:51 am

: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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Re: Change in the veld

Unread post by Suzz » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:16 pm

WOW! This is really interesting. It's amazing how the vegetation changed since 1999! It makes me wonder if the elephants really are such a big problem as everyone is claiming them to be......? (Just my opinion, please forumites don't tell me I'm an idiot for saying that! :naughty: ) It seems to me that the plants have really grown a lot in the last 9 years! :shock: Which is very good news of course!!
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Re: Change in the veld

Unread post by Emily86 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:07 pm

Yep it is amazing and very interesting to see what the years bring.
As for the elephants I personally am not convinced either way, I think that the relevant minds will make any decisions seriously and as a last resort, but I believe that any actions they do take will be in the best interests of preserving the eco-systems and parks we all love, to enable all things great and small to thrive in many years to come.
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Re: Changes in vegetation on cams over the years

Unread post by Mashona » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:58 am

Thanks for the very interesting series of photographs and the obvious conclusions


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