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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.


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 […]


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 […]


03 Oct Posted by in Environment | Comments


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 […]