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17 Oct Posted by in Environment | Comments

Vicia benghalensis – Purple Vetch

For those of you that walk / run down to the Zeekoevlei weir, please could you keep an eye out for, and remove the plant Vicia benghalensis, otherwise known by the common name, Purple vetch. This species is an invasive annual herb with a climbing stem which is coated in hairs, often densely, making the plant appear […]

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Refurbishment of Zeekoevlei Weir Bridge

The pedestrian foot bridge at the Zeekoevlei weir is much used by local residents in the evenings and weekends. The bridge is structurally sound, however it is in need of some TLC. A few dedicated members of FoZR will be heading over on Saturday morning (15 October 2016) at 8:30 to give the bridge a […]

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03 Oct Posted by in Environment | Comments

Moddervlei

Hi All, After the Spring Walk to Moddervlei last month I realised it would be nice to have some historical and ecological information about Moddervlei easily available to you. There is a wonderful paper prepared by Liz Day, Matthew Bird, and Jenny Day, highlighting the ecological importance of Moddervlei. For your perusal, I have attached […]

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29 Sep Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

Gantouw Spring Wish List

Morning everyone, The Gantouw (Eland) Project needs your support! A Spring Wish List has been compiled, if you are able to contribute to this worthwhile project, in any way, I really urge you to do so. Please find a link to the complete list below. gantouw_wishlist_2016_09  

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09 Sep Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Pelican Park Spring Walk 2016

Hi All, Another great Spring Walk, hosted by False Bay Nature Reserve, will be taking place in the Pelican Park Section. The walk will take place on 17 September 2016 (8:00 for 8:30). Bring the whole family to enjoy a lovely day out in nature! flyersinglea3false-bay-spring-walk

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26 Aug Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

The Story of the Western Leopard Toad – Vaal Vlei

With the Western Leopard Toads now calling, you may be interested in this video that Naas Terblanche uploaded: The Story of the Western Leopard Toad. This is a little story about how we found it… Laurianne and I weren’t looking for toads. We were on the hunt for Shiraz from this famed valley shared by […]

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FoZR Newsletter

Hi all, A FoZR newsletter has been added under  the “Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei” drop-down tab, titled “FoZR Newsletter”. What to expect in this months newsletters: Rehabilitation in the reserves Updates (The Gantouw Project) Season happenings (The Western Leopard Toad) Barn Dance report back Please check back every month for the latest newsletter! News […]

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05 Aug Posted by in Environment | 14 comments

Zeekoevlei Water Quality

The water at Zeekoevlei is incredibly clear at the moment, probably clearer than it has been in years! This is linked to the dry summer we have had. If you have a chance today, go and treat yourself with a look!

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13 Jul Posted by in Environment | Comments

Planting at Rondevlei – Friday, 15 July 2016!

Please join us at the Rondevlei main gate at 9:00am for a day of planting in the reserves. We will be planting local indigenous fynbos along the Rondevlei pathway, and we will take an interesting walk across the veld (the public seldom get to see this area) where we will plant along the Peninsula road fence […]

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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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