Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – January 2011.

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

On a very hot day (+30 degrees) Sue Wishart and Bert Bron decided to work in the area we call “the forest”, it was a thicket of 3 to 4 metre tall Port Jacksons last year. It now has many seedlings and a few copsed stumps we did not treat properly. Between the 3 of us we managed to pull out hundreds of potential invasive trees, a job well done. Seedlings sprouting in groups. They are at a manageable size at present.

A Koppie Foam Grasshopper in search of Milkweed plants. Many attractive flowers are to be found here. There is all sorts of life on the hillside, this orb web spider is present to keep the balance of insects.

We need more volunteers to help, as a number of regulars have had to move on. It is not difficult work and only 2 hours of your time once a month. We need consistent, regular, community effort from the team of dedicated and enthusiastic workers. Training and information is provided. This work assists the Zandvlei Nature Reserve staff who do not have enough hands to do the work.

There are many interesting things you can learn about nature and the area while we are working.



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