This cutting of the grass and leaving some to mulch and add to the organic component of the grassland has increased the biodiversity radically.
We now have rodents and the concomitant predators - especially birds of prey. The soil structure is much improved and the organic content much greater. The grasses identified are now much more mature than the initial pioneers.
Re-vegetation of the old lands is also underway using trees and shrubs found in the area and if possible taken from plants actually on the property. We are now actively removing some of the small thorn trees and planting other indigenous trees that are not only local but bird friendly.
We are developing a number of walks around the property that take advantage of the various biomes that can be found. These include grassland, savannah, bush (Sourveld) and the rocky ridges.