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21 Mar Posted by in News and Events | 5 comments

No Draw Down in Zeekoevlei for 2018

The False Bay Nature Reserve’s Protected Area Advisory Committee recently endorsed a decision by Nature Conservation not to conduct a draw down in 2018. This is due to the ongoing drought a low ground water levels being experienced. So no draw down for Zeekoevlei in 2018.

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The latest buzz – singing Carpenter Bees …

If you have driven down Peninsula Road recently you would hopefully have noticed the pink floral display on the “Erica field” at Rondevlei. These pink flowers are from Orphium frutescens (Teeringbos), whose flowers have waxy petals to allow them to flower later in the harsher conditions of summer. This allows them an advantage over many […]

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05 Nov Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Puffadder Release 4 November 2017

Yesterday a small group of the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei (FOZR) released a female puffadder into the southern side of Rondevlei. She was removed from a property in the southern suburbs the day before. Those who were present at her release saw how quickly an animal like this can disappear into a small bush […]

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09 Aug Posted by in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Leopard Toads calling

Hi All The Leopard Toads have started calling which means that females will be crossing the roads. Please take extra care when driving, especially at night.

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CTEET – Weird and wonderful wildlife holiday programme! 27 – 30 June 2016

CTEET is hosting a holiday club for children ages 8 – 11 at the Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Centre between the 27 – 30 June 2016.

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Youth Day 16 June 2016; Eland walk

Hi All Tomorrow is a public holiday and due to the rains we are unable to have our annual beach braai day at the Zeekoevlei weir beach. However as a last minute consolation for those who are up and about early there will be a morning walk with the Eland in the veld at Rondevlei. […]

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Monthly Bird ringing at Rondevlei tomorrow

A reminder tomorrow will see monthly bird ringing take place at Rondevlei from 8 – 12 (weather dependent). With the cold front passing the day might prove to be bright and sunny. Bring along your breakfast or coffee and join; entrance free to Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei members. Last months ringing was very successful […]

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Zeekoevlei Draw Down 2016

The 19th annual draw down took place at the Zeekoevlei weir (where else?) yesterday. Below are a couple of pictures of the event as we watched the vlei go free! For a short video on the event go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi4yAPtinMs

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Rondevlei Ecological burn

The ecological burn of the eastern shoreline of Rondevlei was successfully completed last week; with a cold front coming on behind and reducing the amount of time needed to manage the fire. Some pictures below show scenes from the ecological burn. The area that was burnt had vegetation that was mostly 40 years+; where as […]

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Rondevlei Ecological Burn – tomorrow 20 April 2016

An ecological burn will take place along the eastern shoreline of Rondevlei tomorrow 20 April. Wind and weather conditions are predicted to be good to burn this area of the Rondevlei Section of the False Bay Nature Reserve. Most portions of the area to be burnt have not been subjected to fire in over 40 […]

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