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05 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Reminder: Fynbos planting

Please join FOZR to plant rare fynbos in VB park opp guard hut this Saturday from 9am to 11am. Bring spade and boots. Refreshments supplied. Kirstenbosch have given us 200 Erica vericillata to grace our park. see below.

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22 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Endangered Sand Fynbos to replace thirsty gum tree

Join the Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei for a morning of restoration. We will be planting in Van Bloemenstein Park near the community hall on the site shown in the photo below.                 City Nature Conservation will be supplying plants, snacks and drinks. The plants will include 2 endangered […]

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10 Mar Posted by in Environment | Comments

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area Search and Rescue / Chameleon walk

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area will be hosting a ‘Search and rescue / Chameleon walk’ in preparation for the ecological burn. Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area (Meet at Wetton road gate) Time: 19:30 – 21:00 What to bring: Closed walking shoes and a strong torch RSVP: Please note there is limited space […]

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24 Feb Posted by in Environment | Comments

the Big Bat Catch

The bat experts will be catching bats at ZEEP (opposite the guard hut) on Wednesday night from 7pm. They will be using mist nets for the job, so come along and get a close-up view of these fascinating creatures. Maybe we will find out the role of bats in midge (miggie) control. It promises to […]

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03 Oct Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Bat braai anyone?

Hi All Dr Chris Corben from the USA will be visting Rondevlei and speaking about bats on the 11th Oct between 16:00 – 21:00. People could arrive at any time and slot into the visit. Dr Corben will be putting up bat detectors and talking about bat identification and bats in general. He is one […]

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06 Sep Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

REMINDER – Frog outing with Dalton this evening

Adventurous frog outing and informal talk by Dalton. All welcome. Place: Van Bloemenstein Park parking lot Date: Fri 06 Sept Time: around 18:30 – 20:00 Bring: torch, wellies, spoon and cup for soup

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02 Sep Posted by in Environment | Comments

Talk on Wildflowers

  Throughout South Africa, road reserves containing precious indigenous vegetation are being converted to weedy wastelands through judicious and systematic brushcutting. Masquerading as “road maintenance”, and justified as being “for safety”, this malignant practice has led to the disturbance and subsquent loss of precious habitats. In South Africa and particularly in the Cape, the lowland […]

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16 Jul Posted by in News and Events | Comments

COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY IN MEMORY OF FATHER JOHN OLIVER

Please join us for a COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY IN MEMORY OF FATHER JOHN OLIVER. Date: Sunday 21st July Time: 1:30 pm onwards Place: Van Bloemenstein Park, Victoria Rd (southern cul de sac) All are welcome to come and join in the planting of the Fynbos plants that have been donated in memory of Father John […]

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10 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Plants in memory of Father John Oliver

There has been some confusion about the process of donating indigenous plants for Van Bloemenstein Park in memory of Father John (as requested by his family in stead of bringing flowers to his funeral). For anyone wanting to do this, here are the options: Option 1: For a bundle of 10 mixed fynbos plants (R150), email […]

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24 Apr Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

FUN WALK

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