Today I'm going to show what I usually take with me when I go check on the cameras. Because it is close by and a small reserve I prefer to pack light. I used to be able to fit everything into the camera bag and my pants' pockets, but recently I upgraded to a two-bag-system.
I write the GPS point and date of each new location into the notebook. I only carry fresh batteries with me when I think some cameras might be getting flat.
Last week was a bright and sunny day and all the flowers were open. Providing a feast for a multitude of insects. I came across this lovely Monkey Beetle. These beetles are important pollinators in the Fynbos landscape and this one was hard at work.
I looked in my insect book and I'm pretty sure it is a Glittering Monkey Beetle. In real life the beetle glitters even brighter and the colour looks almost metallic and solid, but the camera doesn't capture their full splendour.
For those of you wondering, there wasn't much action on the cameras last week, so this post will have to do :)