Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – August 2011.

This is a working relationship with the City of Cape Town and the Zandvlei Trust.

An overcast day and drizzling at times, pleasant to work in. I checked on the plants which the Mountain Men and the Reserve Staff planted on Mandela Day, they are all doing very well even with the very dry weather for mid winter.

Chris, Bert and Susan continued in the top area, Bert had the gum trees in his sights and tackled them. The trees were copsed from a previous cutting. On the steep slope there is sisal, prickly pear plants growing which need to be treated. A neighbour is concerned about unwanted persons climbing over his boundary fence in this area. A possible solution is planting aloes as a security device along side his fence. The aloes would supply the bees with pollen and nectar in the winter.
Sue knocked over a garden refuse dumped yucca plant.
The only wildlife present today was a Koppie Foam Grasshopper. There were a few Dotted Border butterflies flying about earlier.



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