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Meet the Trouble-Maker in Our Backyards

Meet the Trouble-Maker in Our Backyards

There is an unwelcome guest killing our trees…and fast! A tiny invasive black beetle from Asia, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) beetle (Euwallacea fornicatus), has been introduced into South Africa. The first sighting in Cape Town, positively identified by academic experts and the City of Cape Town …

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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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