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Helderberg Nature Reserve Nocturnal Nature Walk

Helderberg Nature Reserve Nocturnal Nature Walk

What a stunning evening the Night Walk was. Not a breath of wind. Our Eco-Rangers were excited to have Andreas leading a Nocturnal Nature Walk at the Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Nature after dark is a fascinating experience and often many younger children do not get the opportunity to go …

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Stoney Point African Penguin Colony

Stoney Point African Penguin Colony

A big thank you to Cuan McGeorge, Senior Field Ranger of Stony Point Seabird Breeding Colony who spent time with our group in spite of being up until two am in the morning.

Cuan is clearly dedicated to his role of protecting the African Penguin and raising …

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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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