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Invasive Species Talk – 9 February @ 19:00

Hi Everyone, if you missed the fascinating talk on some of the most endangered butterflies in the world (only 30 – 40 left ON EARTH!) don’t miss this talk on the effects of invasive species on our fauna and flora. What is happening is often not understood by those not directly involved with conservation. There […]


12 Jan Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Invasive Species Competition!

The City of Cape Town’s Invasive Species Unit has launched a competition as part of the City’s Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) initiative. In order to control the spread of invasive species, the EDRR initiative has incorporated a Spotter Network whereby the aim is to collect information on the location of targeted invasive species […]


10 Jan Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Talk – Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger – 19 January 2017

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a happy festive season! To kick off the year we will be hosting an informative talk on the Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) by Ismat Adams. This little skipper butterfly is on the brink of extinction, occurring close to home in the Pelican Park section of […]


13 Dec Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Fire at the Weir

A fire broke out at the Zeekoevlei weir between 16:30 and 17:00 on Sunday, 11 December 2016. The cause of the fire is unclear, however arson is assumed due to the nature of the fires being randomly placed over a vast area. Five separate fires were successfully extinguished by the City Fire Department and City […]


07 Dec Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Final Bird Ringing Session for 2016!

Hi All The final session of bird ringing for 2016 will be at Rondevlei this Saturday, 10 December 2016! There is rain predicted for Friday with possibly some wind on Saturday so we will look at net placement. Come along any time between 8:00 – 12:00, or earlier at 7:30 if you want to give […]


28 Nov Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

November Newsletter & AGM Reminder!

Hi all, This month you can expect a great article, written by Ismat Adams, on the Barber’s Cape Flats Ranger (Kedestes barberae bunta) – an extremely rare Cape Flats skipper butterfly. Please remember that tonight (28 November 2016) is the FoZR AGM in the Rondevlei Lecture room, at 19:00. There will be some interesting […]


22 Nov Posted by in Environment | Comments

Harlequin Ladybird Study

Hi all, Please could you take a look at the attached brochure containing some interesting information on the Harlequin ladybird. This ladybird is an agricultural pest, native to central and eastern Asia. If you see these alien invasive ladybirds please take a picture and post with their locality on iSpot. harlequin_ladybird_study


14 Nov Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Zeekoevlei Weir

Some of you may have noticed that the planks at the Zeekoevlei weir have been raised to prevent loss of water. For those of you that are out boating / frequent the weir, please could you keep an eye on the planks that have been put in, and report back if there is any damage […]


03 Nov Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Bridge Refurbishment – Part 2

Hi All, Part two of the Zeekoevlei pedestrian footbridge refurbishment will be taking place on Saturday, 12 November 2016. We will meet at the bridge at 8:30am. The nature reserve will be supplying sandpaper, varnish, and some brushes; but if you have please do bring along with you. If you have not yet done so, […]


27 Oct Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | Comments

Latest FBNR Quarterly Report

The latest False Bay Nature Reserve Quarterly Report (July – September) has been added. Please follow the link below to access the report, alternatively select the False Bay Nature Reserve Tab on the home page.