August, 2010  // Posts published in August, 2010

Setting the facts straight on arum lilies and frogs

JOINT STATEMENT BY: CITY OF CAPE TOWN CAPE NATURE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE 30 AUGUST 2010 Setting the facts straight on arum lilies and frogs The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management (ERM) Department has noted that inaccurate information is circulating about the sale of arum lilies, and the protection of two of […]


31 Aug Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

An appeal to FoZR from Rondevlei Nature Reserve:

“We desperately need to cut our reed-beds & will have to do so manually, as the reed harvester machine has been out of action most of the year & we do not know when it can be repaired. However, our staff requires wetsuits to carry out this task, as they do not have any gear […]


Bush Pub Evening in the Nature Reserve

Please diarise the following: So you thought the party is over after the World Cup has finished? Think again! All neighbours in and around the Vlei are warmly invited to join us for a Bush Pub evening of socialising, music, dancing and fun. When: Friday; 10th September from 5 PM to midnight. Where: Rondevlei Nature […]


Chairpersons Report from the Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei AGM 2010

Chairperson’s Report Back: Dee Cranswick PORTFOLIOS 2009/10 Chair / Legal – Dee Cranswick Vice-chair – Lee H. Watson (and Minutes) Treasurer – Ingrid Baigrie Membership & Projects Susanne Dittke Secretary Communications (Media, Editor, Website/Digital Media) – Laurianne Claase Fundraising – Colleen McDowell Activities – Neil Major Reserve Liaison – Asieff Khan CONTACT INFORMATION LEGAL & […]


Recognition for great work


The Toads Are On The Move – And we DO Make A Difference

“With the expecting rain at this time of the year it is probable the Western Cape Leopard may start their migration to the breeding grounds. Whilst it is not apparent where these are in the Zeekoevlei area, our toads do move. You can assist (these toads are really endangered) by the following 1) Most importantly […]


Nature Talk: Life in the Kelp Forest – be there or be square.

There is another fascinating nature talk this Thursday the 19th of August. The talks are really interesting and delightful for all, both I and my children loved the last one! Its worth me making them have an afternoon nap despite the moans! Venue: Rondevlei Auditorium at 8pm. The talk is by Michael Farquhar (Curator of […]


16 Aug Posted by in Environment | 17 comments


Apparently if you see someone selling arum lillies you must call City Law Enforcement on (021) 596 1400/1424 It is the start of Arum Lily season. A tiny endangered Arum Lily Micro Frog breeds inside the water and dew held in the cup of these Lilies. We are desperate to curtail the gross destruction of […]


01 Aug Posted by in Environment | Comments

When is the water coming back up?

in good South African – NOW NOW! – get the last reeds out folks, pick up that last bit of litter, the weir gets closed on the 06th August 2010 at 15h00.