Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – September 2010.

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

On a hot afternoon, with little wind, we saw all sorts of bird and insect life. A Klaas’s Cuckoo was present and seen, bulbs were flowering we saw a Ferraria crispa (Spider Lily) in flower on a pavement in the grass.
Vivian and Una got stuck in and cleared 9 bags of rubbish left by the bergies in one of their hotels. Afterwards it looked spring cleaned, and well done to them for this work done.

Cassy (Zandvlei Nature Reserve Manager) came along to see the site and take photos between cutting down the invasive trees. The bees are still present so we had to work around them. There are some pine tree saplings present on the site up near the top south western section. We are making progress. This will be a very good site as a link corridor from the mountain to the vlei once we manage to clear it of invasive plants and people. Bert and Chris worked on the steep slope felling trees.

There were a number of Hawk Moth caterpillars in the grass and these juvenile Milkweed Locusts present today.



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