Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – July 2009.

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

The rain threatened to wash us out, but stayed away until we had cleared a large amount of Blombos which had become old and matted, offering shelter and hiding for undesirables.
In a properly managed environment the area should have been burnt years ago, to allow new growth and a variety of low growing plants to flourish. We opened an area with scurpis struggling to get through the canopy.
Adjacent areas where we have opened up previously, are now a riot of colour with Chasmanthes in flower. The white spring daisies are about 2 months away from flowering.
19 bags of litter were filled including a dumped computer monitor.

Declan Ross, Chris Hoskings, Sue Wishart, Una Hartley, Bowen Boshier, Cassy Sheasby, Romeo Paulse, Mark Arendse and a volunteer student from France.

We found 2 large male Cape Dwarf Chameleons, a Shield-backed Katydid.  Can anyone identify this catapilar?


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