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Visiting the Eland at the Gantouw Project

After the talk on the Gantouw Project on Friday night at the Yacht Club; there were lots of visitors to meet the Eland up close and personal on Saturday 28 November.  

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Zeekoevlei Fish Die Off

There are presently carp dying along the Zeekoevlei shore line in some places. At the moment it is suspected that the fish are dying from Koi Herpes virus that affected water bodies in Cape Town earlier in the year. The recent calm and hot weather conditions may have triggered this event. Water tests and fish […]

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Camera Trap Photos at Rondevlei

I thought I would share the following photos taken by camera traps recently deployed at Rondevlei. Several camera traps were deployed adjacent to Peninsula Rd,  some 50 – 250 m from the nearest houses. What follows is a selection of species recorded over three weeks in this area which is immediately adjacent to the houses […]

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28 Sep Posted by in Environment | Comments

FOZR helps the Gantouw Project.

FoZR received an email requesting help on the Gantouw (Eland) project. Many thanks to FoZR - This is the fridge donated by FOZR for the Gantouw Project.

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Spring flowers on the Rondevlei path

Here are some pictures taken of the Rondevlei path during last Saturday’s spring walk. The spring flowers are up in profusion after the ecological burn this past autumn; showing how quickly the ecosystem recovers after a fire. What was ash and dry sand 6 months ago is now carpets of flowers.  

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The Gantouw Boma is coming along …

The boma along Peninsula Rd is coming along and will soon be complete. It will house the five eland that are scheduled to arrive toward the end of October. A Wendy house has been erected to help with the logistics and rearing of the young Eland over the next few months. These young animals will then be […]

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Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei – Winter Walk!

The winter walk is happening this Saturday – meet at the Rondevlei main gate at 15:30 for a walk along the main path where we will look at the regrowth after the recent ecological burn. We will also visit the Erica field to see the raising water table and what frogs have started to call. […]

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16 Jul Posted by in Environment | Comments

The weir has been closed.

I don’t know when, but saw it this morning when I walked the dogs and thought it worth a mention. The weir is closed! Lets see what affect this afternoons rain has on the water level. Yay! soon DeePurple (or Barney as my rude friends call her) will ride again…

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Stop Press! Quick planting session tomorrow Sat 20 June 2015

  I have just received four tub loads of Waterbloemmetjies (Aponogeton distachyos) to plant out at Rondevlei. Is there anyone up for a short 1 hour planting session tomorrow morning between 09:00 – 10:00? I need to get the plants into the water ASAP. There is no digging involved so it is just anchoring them […]

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Fynbos Planting – 16 June 2015

A happy gang gathered along the Rondevlei path today and planted a hundred or so plants in the recently burnt area along the northern shore. These were mostly species being added to the diversity since the alien vegetation was cleared some 30 years ago. We put plants around the new Leopard Toad breeding pond and […]

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