Hack Sept 2014

Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – Sept 2014.

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

A warm, partly cloudy afternoon with a NW wind blowing, helping to keep us cool. It is New Moon today the mouth of Zandvlei is open to receive the ingress of sea water for this high tide event.
Back in Management Block 27 we continued with mainly Brazillian Pepper trees. We found a large Pampas Grass stand and started cutting the long stems down.
The Zandvlei mouth was open and the water level reasonably high as the scouts were sailing their boats all about the vlei. When At about 14h30 there was no water movement under the railway bridge, nothing. Then at about 16h00 the water was pushing out the vlei into the Westlake Wetlands under the bridge at 1 metre per 5 seconds which is pretty fast.
The bird count was 17 species for the afternoon. The spectacle for the group was the wasp catching the spider and dragging it off under cover of thick grass. There was a good variety of insects active and present all afternoon.

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