Hacking Team at Zandvlei Nature Reserve – September 2016.

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

Sunny cool with a fresh SE wind blowing. The flowers are everywhere. Grysbok Park, the Sunrise Circle and Prince George Island were a sight to see. Yellow and white daisies everywhere.

Barry and Thomas were cutting the large Port Jackson trees in the lower section. most of the big trees are down now. The tops of the buildings below are visible and the vista is different now. This bottom section has the potential to be a very nice section once the invasives are cleared. Already in the opened up spaces spring flowers are evident.

Lizwe Dlamini (Simons Town High School), Robin and Sue saw a small boomslang near where they were working on the Cape Honeysuckle creeper. This creeper is going to take months of work. A Mountain cockroach, Cape skink were also seen. A Klaas’s Cuckoo was calling on the lower slope where Barry and Thomas Attwood (a Springbok Scout and Westerford High School) were working. Thomas ring barked a large Port Jackson as we had run out of herbicide. We saw 9 species of birds in total. Sue worked on the upper slope above Old Boyes near the corner on the steep slope cutting back Port Jackson saplings.

I helped 3 girls change a punctured tyre which took up some time sourcing the additional wheel spanners required to remove 2 different wheel nut sizes on the mag wheels.



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