Why oh why?

A nature conservationist of Cape Nature from Cape Town asked me the other day why there are so many Blue Cranes in and around Napier.

Stupid question: Blue Cranes avoid urban areas.

So I answered him: “For the same reason we are living here.”

Nature conservationist: “??????”

Typical Cape Nature

You might call it a rant and I don’t care. Where- and whenever I enter a nature reserve I go off the beaten track. I’ve been in several nature reserves in the Western Cape, South Africa that are managed by Cape Nature (a semi-governmental institute). And as always I see rubbish hidden. I saw it recently at the lagoon between Hermanus and Stanford and a week ago also in De Hoop Nature Reserve (a heritage site).