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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 […]


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  


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


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 […]