Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – December 2010.

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

The wind was howling from the SE at about 30 knots, so it was good to be able to work amongst the bush. Since being here last month the soil has dried out quite a lot. We were not slipping about last month, as the ground was damp and compacted by the rains and cooler temperatures with little wind.
We achieved a lot this year. Thank you and well done to all of you who came and participated, there is a great satisfaction when observing what has been uncovered. There is plenty more to do, so all are welcome to help.

A view up Muizenberg from where we were working. Bowen and Bert Bron cut Port Jackson trees and applying the herbicide we use. Bert found someones built rock shelter. Bowen found a Cape Stick Insect (Phalces tuberculatus).
There are some wonderful rock formations on the site and steadily we are opening the vistas up. This rock has years of lichens of all colours attached to it.

We can now see the Main Road and Old Boyes Drive with the railway line just behind, previously a jungle of invasives prevented this view.


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