Hello Friends

For those who did not manage to join us on Saturday evening for a beautiful walk in the Doringkloof Spruit, I have attached a collage of some photos I took.

We had a great turnout, and many new friends were made.

It was most exciting for the children when it was dark enough to switch torches and lanterns on.  Even for the adults, it was fun walking in the dark!

The bats were out in full force and especially visible near Botha Avenue where we walked in the big field, which was lit up with white evening primroses.

Altogether there were twenty-four adults, fourteen children, and a couple of dogs that joined us at various stages of the walk. We met at the bird hide as the big red ball of the sun was setting and walked up to Botha Avenue field and back again.  It took about 1 ½ hours with some drama of a lost and then found cell phone!  I hope it has helped to highlight our precious piece of nature in our suburb and encourage residents to make use of the Doringkloof Spruit more often.

Talking of nature in the suburbs, Marcus, and I (and dog) walked in the Pierre van Ryneveld nature reserve on Sunday.  It was the first time that I had been there, and it really is worthwhile.  The entrance is on Hertzog Road.  It is safe, has off-road parking, and is a wonderful place to walk with your children and dogs.

I know there are some enthusiastic photographers in this group.  I would love you to share your Doringkloof Spruit photos with us.

How about a collage of your top pics?  Birds, insects, landscape, or even a family outing in the Spruit area.

I hope you all have a good week.