Birding morning with Philip Calinikos from BirdLife Northern Gauteng

Please join us on Saturday 7 November for a birding morning led by Philip Calinikos from BirdLife Northern Gauteng


Time: 06:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance


Who: Everybody is welcome!

Cost: FFGNR and BirdLife Members – FREE
Non-members – R50.00


What to bring: – Sun hat, water, comfortable shoes, binoculars

Best regards,

Louise Kritzinger

Chairperson

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

admin@fgnr.co.za

http://www.fgnr.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/faerie.glen.nature.reserve

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Binoculars
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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Closed Monday 26 October 2020

Dear all,

Please be informed that the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will again be closed for the day on Monday 26 October as CoT Nature Conservation will be removing surplus game from the reserve.

Best regards,

Louise Kritzinger

Chairperson

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

admin@fgnr.co.za

http://www.fgnr.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/faerie.glen.nature.reserve

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Lantana hack Sunday 18 October 2020

Lantana hack Sunday 18 October 2020:

Time:    07:00 – 10:00

Where:  Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who:     Everybody is welcome!

RSVP:    Please e-mail or SMS if you plan on helping

What to bring: 

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag

Gardening gloves

Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

Louise Kritzinger

Chairperson

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

admin@fgnr.co.za

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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve closed Monday 12 October 2020

Please be informed that the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will be closed for the day on Monday 12 October as CoT Nature Conservation will be removing surplus game from the reserve

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Update on regulations and invitation to Mini-SASS on Sat 10 Oct

The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is now operating under Level 1 of the Covid-19 regulations.  This translates to all previously restricted activities being allowed again and the picnic area open for the public again.  However, sanitising of hands and the wearing of masks at the entrance building remains mandatory. 

We would like to invite you to a Mini-SASS (Stream Assessment Scoring System) assessment on Saturday 10 October at 15:00 and take part in Citizen Science.  We will be evaluating the river health of the Moreletaspruit by making use of this unique bio-monitoring tool that was designed specifically for ordinary citizens (like ourselves) and school-going children to use.

Time:    15:00 –17:00

Where:  Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who:     Everybody is welcome, including children

What to bring:  -Sun hat; face mask; magnifying glass

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First lantana hack since lockdown

Please note that the reserve operating hours are back to normal from 06:00 to 18:00.  Entry in the afternoons is not allowed by the City of Tshwane after 17:00. 

Unfortunately picnics are still not allowed, but group activities may be resumed, subject to it being limited to 10 people.  We will commence with our scheduled monthly hacks from this month:

Lantana hack Sunday 20 Sept:

Time:    07:00 – 10:00

Where:  Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who:     Everybody is welcome!

RSVP:    Please e-mail or SMS if you plan on helping

What to bring: 

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag

Gardening gloves

Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

Louise Kritzinger

Chairperson

(Cell: 072 275 0614)

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

admin@fgnr.co.za

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Membership Special

Join now for unlimited access. Only R160 per family for the 6 months ending 28 February 2021. SnapScan payment available. See our membership page.

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FORGE hiking trail map app

The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve hiking trail map is available on the free FORGE hiking app. https://www.forgesa.com/

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Level 2 Lockdown at Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

Government has announced the country moving down to Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions.  Although this is good news, social distancing measures shall remain applicable and visitors to the reserve must continue wearing masks at the entrance and sanitizing their hands.  We will be able to resume our activities at the reserve and will keep you posted on upcoming activities.  The reserve returned to its normal operating hours between 06:00 and 18:00 from 1 September.

Security: Please take note that due to high visitor numbers over weekends, there has been car theft taking place next to January Masilela where people have parked their cars on the open field, when the parking area was full.  The City of Tshwane will let the guards monitoring the parking area take turns to monitor the field from this weekend.  But please be aware of the security risk.

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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will OPEN on Monday 15 June 2020!

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We are pleased to announce that the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will finally open its doors again on Monday 15 June. We have assisted CoT Nature Conservation to make this possible. There will however be strict protocol to be followed and a limit on the number of visitors as stipulated by CoT Nature Conservation. Please read the protocol to be followed carefully below:

PROTOCOL TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN FAERIE GLEN RESERVE OPENS FOR PUBLIC

RESERVE WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 07:00 – 17:00

  • NO VISITS TO BIRD HIDES/NO PICNICS ALLOWED/BENCHES OFF LIMITS
  • NO GROUP ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
  • ALL OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS OF FAERIE GLEN RESERVE MUST BE ADHERED TO
  • Visitors must wear a mask when entering the parking area and entrance building. Masks may be removed during exercise, but be replaced when in proximity to other visitors.
  • Physical distancing of 1,5 m must be adhered to.
  • A maximum of 50 people will be allowed into the reserve at any given time
  • 20 Vehicles will be allowed at one time in the parking lot
  • The security official will scan ALL persons in a vehicle before the visitors enter the parking area. Any vehicle with a person with temperature of more than 380C will be asked to turn around
  • The visitors must remember their temperature for recording on the COVID-19 visitors register

NO PERSON TO RECORD OWN DETAILS ON REGISTER (ONLY SECURITY OFFICIAL TO RECORD DETAILS – NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED)

  • Security official must also record telephone number
  • Membership cards and dog permits to be presented to security official and cashier at entrance building
  • Visitors to remain in vehicles until the person controlling visitors indicates visitor to advance to pay point
  • Hands of visitors will be sanitized before entering building. Visitors may use their own personal sanitizer if preferred.
  • Only one person allowed in ablution facility at any time. Hands will be sanitized before entering the bathroom. Ablution to be wiped off with sanitizer after each person exits the bathroom

Please note that the Rietvlei Nature Reserve opened today and can therefore be visited over the weekend for those desperate to experience nature again.

Kind regards,

Louise Kritzinger

Chairperson

(Cell: 072 275 0614)

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

admin@fgnr.co.za

www.fgnr.co.za

www.facebook.com/faerie.glen.nature.reserve

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