Top Flight Breakfast with SANParks Honorary Rangers

The SANParks Honorary Rangers are hosting a birding breakfast with the CEO of BirdLife SA.


Saturday 9 February 2019

8:30 am

Pretoria Country Club

Cost: R300

Contact: (Almarie van Zyl)


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Frogging Evening Saturday 2 February at 18:00


Please join us for our first ever EVENING event to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February by means of a frogging evening with frog expert Jaco van Wyk.

We will meet at the lawn in front of the entrance building at 18:00 and set off together to the floodplain to learn more about amphibians.

The outing is free for members, but there will be a charge of R50.00 for non-members (excluding entrance fee).

Bring along light weight fold-up chair, a torch or headlamp as well as refreshments should you wish.  Please wear sturdy shoes or even gumboots and gaiters.  It is advisable to also bring along a light jacket or raincoat and umbrella.

In the event of a late afternoon thundershower, we will wait for it to pass before starting.

Best regards,

Louise Kritzinger


(Cell: 072 275 0614)

Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

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Invasive Plant Hack – Sunday 20 January 2019

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Please help us to conserve and restore the indigenous vegetation to protect and ensure the future of The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.


Time: 07:00 – 10:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail or SMS/WhatsApp if you plan to come

What to bring (one or more from list):

-Pruning shears/loppers (large and/or small)
-Hand-saw / brush cutter
-Gardening gloves
-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and sturdy shoes
-Water to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide

-Herbicide and latex gloves

-Tree poppers

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Grass identification walk with Alan Short


When: Saturday 12 January 2019

Time: 08:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Main entrance

Fee: FFGNR members – FREE
Non members – R50.00

What to bring:

– Sun hat, walking shoes
– Notebook, magnifying glass
– Water

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Monitoring rainfall at the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

We are pleased to report that WRP Consulting Engineers, a local water engineering firm, kindly donated an electronic rain gauge to the FGNR. The FFGNR appreciate this kind donation greatly. The rain gauge was commissioned on 1 December 2018 and will provide rainfall data via the Zednet data acquisition and display platform. The gauge was installed adjacent to the existing conventional rain gauge near the main office. Rainfall data is collected by a GSM data logger connected to the electronic rain gauge. The data logger records the number of tips (each representing 0.2mm of rainfall) in a tipping bucket inside the rain gauge. This rainfall data is then uploaded to the Zednet platform (a data hosting platform developed by WRP) once a day at 06:30 and provides a record of the rainfall for the previous day.

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Anyone can access the data on the Zednet platform. To access the data on a web browser visit and enter the username (FGNR) and password (Rainfall). Once logged into the platform, select ‘live data’ and then navigate through the folders to expose tick boxes for ‘Rainfall Intensity’ and ‘Rainfall mm/day’. Click in either of the tick boxes to display their data. The data range can be selected by changing the start and end date of the display period. The Zednet mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store (for i-phone/Apple device) or Google Play store (for Android device). Once downloaded, enter the URL and same username and password to access data via the app.

The poster can be downloaded here: Zednet Poster

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Spring Summer 2018 FFGNR Newsletter

Link to PDF newsletter: Spring Summer 2018 FFGNR Newsletter

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Adopt Moreletaspruit Newsletter 24

Link to PDF newsletter: Adopt Moreletaspruit Newsletter 24, Nov. 2018

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