Faerie Glen Nature Reserve returns to usual opening hours

From Monday 1 March 2021, The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will resume its usual opening hours. The Reserve will be open from 6am to 6pm daily.

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Litter in Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

The Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the ladies who usually tackle Cats Claw (an invasive creeper) and Pom Pom (another invasive flowering plant).

The rainy weather meant that herbicide could not be used, so these tireless ladies decided to clean up some of the litter that has been washed down the river to the area around the bird hide instead.

We would like to appeal to anyone who can to please assist us by cleaning up litter in the nature reserve. We are currently not able to organise group activities due to lockdown restrictions, and a large amount of litter gets washed down the river into the reserve every time it rains

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Friends of Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Membership 2021

Most of us had a very difficult year in 2020, including the start of 2021. Many have lost loved ones due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The FFGNR also mourns the loss of dedicated committee member Peter Teurlings who succumbed to Covid-19. We remain grateful for the knowledge and expertise he offered the Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.

City of Tshwane Nature Conservation has also faced numerous challenges with the Covid-19 pandemic and associated regulations. This has varied from the reserve being completely closed to a staff shortage. We have, however, as volunteers done quite a lot for the FGNR in the past year. More information will follow in the newsletter.

Renewal of 2021 membership can be done here by paying the membership fee and emailing proof of payment to admin@fgnr.co.za

New members can fill in the membership application form here: https://ffgnr.wordpress.com/membership/

Proof of payment is required. Please email it to admin@fgnr.co.za

Please consider making a donation.  If you make a donation of R1000.00 and larger, we can issue you with a Section 18A tax donation receipt.  Please contact Louise Kritzinger directly, as this payment would have to be made through WESSA’s (Wildlife and Environmental Society) bank account to which FFGNR are affiliated. WESSA is a registered NPO (Non Profit Organisation) and registered as a PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) with SARS to issue Section 18A tax donation receipts to donors. A Section 18A entitles a tax payer (individual, company, cc or trust) to deduct donations made to PBO not exceeding 10% of taxable income.

We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support of the Friends of Faerie Glen Nature Reserve. As humans we can survive without many things, but we cannot survive without nature.

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Lockdown New Opening Hours At Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

We are glad to announce that the FGNR will be open between 07:00 and 18:00 from 13 January under the amended Alert Level 3 Regulations that will be in place until 15 February 2021. 

We will unfortunately not be allowed to host any group activities during this time.

We will keep everyone posted as to any changes to these regulations. 

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LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3 UPDATE

According to the information we have received, the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will be open from 9am until 6pm during lockdown level 3. We will keep posting as we receive new information.

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Alien Vegetation Hack 13 December 2020

Please join us for a hack on Sunday 13 December 2020. We will be removing the alien invasive plant known as Lantana.

Time: 07:00 – 10:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail 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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Tree identification walk on 5 December 2020

A tree identification walk will take place on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Time: 07:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

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

What to bring:

– Sun hat

-Water

-Comfortable shoes

-Notebook

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Lantana Hack Sunday 15 November at 7am

Please join us for a hack on Sunday 15 November 2020. We will be removing the alien invasion plant known as Lantana.

Time: 07:00 – 10:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail 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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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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