Task Team - invasive vegetation removal (hacking).
This is a working relationship with the City of Cape Town and the Zandvlei Trust.
Thank you to Robin Burnett for the plant identifications.
Thesium frisea of the SANTALACEAE family, which was attracting the Greater-striped Swallows.
Flowering Monopsis lutea - LOBELIACEAE.
Trevor cutting the a Brazilian Pepper tree.
Ronnie cutting down a large Poplar tree in the reed beds next to the railway line.
The leaves of this highly invasive species in a wetland area.
Initially I was excited that
there may be a Milkwood tree
A strong SE wind blowing, on a hot afternoon with a
high cloud cover over the mountains. Over the Cape Flats it was clear with
The estuary mouth of
Zandvlei was closed and there was no flow rate under the railway bridge.
Robin with some of the creeper he has removed.
Hibiscus diversifolius flower buds.
Hibiscus diversifolius flower, it's known as Black-eyed Susan.
Hibiscus diversifolius stems and leaves.
The bird count was 24 species for the MyBirdPatch block. The predominant bird species seen were Greater striped Swallows. They were hawking and settling on a low growing seasonal wetland plant which was in flower and attracting many small fly species which the birds were after. A few Barn Swallows also joined in from time to time.
Barry stumbled out of the reeds
where he had been cutting down Brazilian Pepper trees all afternoon.
An old scat from a Cape Clawless Otter beside the railwayline where barry was sitting.