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False Bay Annual Birdathon – 16th April 2016

Hi all The fourth ANNUAL BIRDATHON at Strandfontein (False Bay Nature Reserve) is to be held on the 16th April. This family event includes a fun walk with birding and has proved very successful in past years. If anyone can help with this event as a marshal or to help in registration, it would be […]

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The Eland has landed

Hi All Following the talk by Petro Botha on 27th November, the Eland from the Gantouw Project made their first successful walk into the Strandvled of the Cape Flats on the 3rd December. The animals all behaved well and have since then been doing two walks a day out of their boma. This is a […]

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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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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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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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Fynbos Planting – 16 June 2015

Just a reminder that there will be fynbos planting at Rondevlei between 9:00 – 12:00 tomorrow. Despite the weather forecast of some rain the planting is going ahead. There is a bit of rain predicted but we will be able to shelter in the adjacent bird hide if it starts to pour. Our main objective […]

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Fynbos planting – 16 June

    Hi All Where: Rondevlei main Gate When: 09:00 – 12:00 16 June The 16th June is the Western cape’s Arbour Day as it makes no sense to plant something in September when it is about to stop raining! With the recent ecological burn on the northern shore of Rondevlei we now have a […]

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