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Earthworms Assist With Recycling And Improve Soil Quality

Earthworms Assist With Recycling And Improve Soil Quality

This week, it’s all about earthworms and how they assist with recycling and improve soil quality.

Sure, earthworms might seem gross. But believe it or not, these red wriggler earthworms are actually very helpful creatures in a lot of ways. We will be making a mini earthworm farm for …

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Flamingos in Paardevlei wetland

Flamingos in Paardevlei wetland

This week we will be learning about the Flamingo. Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. Flamingos embody the saying “you are what you eat.” The pink and reddish colors of a flamingo’s feathers come from …

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Paardevlei Wetland Black, Smelly Mud

Paardevlei Wetland Black, Smelly Mud

While netting for frog and insects, there was the BIG question – “Why black and why the smell?”

When dead organic material settles to the bottom and it loses the dissolved oxygen around it. It turns black and smelly (anoxic / anerobic). Marshes and mudflats are …

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Paardevlei wetlands in Somerset West, near Cape Town

Paardevlei wetlands in Somerset West, near Cape Town

The Eco-Rangers were able to visit the beautiful Paardevlei wetland in Somerset West. The children were all very excited by a change in venue and of course we could not wait to see all the flamingo’s.

With hats on and nets at the ready, we all headed to …

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