Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Moreletakloof – 7th November 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Moreletakloof will
now be held
ON: 7th November 2017, at 18:00
TIME: 18:00
PLACE: La Shades Restaurant, on the Kimiad land next to Wekker Street, Moreletapark
(Between Kimiad and Die Bos).
Previous Minutes available on www.moreletakloof.co.za

Click here to download the Agenda: Agenda FMK AGM 07_11_2017

Free Annual Talk: Wastewater: asset or liability in the Moreletaspruit Catchment?

Wastewater: asset or liability in the Moreletaspruit Catchment?
 
You are cordially invited to the annual ‘Free Talks’ presented by the Moreletaspruit Forum and the Ecology Ministry of the Dutch Reformed Congregation, Lynnwood.
 
When? Thursday 12 October 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 in the Koinonia Room of the Lynnwood Dutch Reformed Church,
439 Sussex Ave, Lynnwood, Pretoria.
 
Speakers:
 Dr. Michael Silberbauer: Afvalwater: waarvandaan en waarheen? – kwantiteit en kwaliteit.
 Mnr. Kerneels Esterhuyse: Wat word van afvalwater? – behandeling en hergebruik.
 Dr. Carin van Ginkel: Impak van afvalwater op die omgewing en stroomaf gebruikers.
 
To book or for more information contact:
 
Anneli Kühn at anneli.kuhn@gmail.com – Cell: 083 750 2873 or
Peet Crous on peetcrous@gmail.com – Cell: 079 893 5572
 
For more information download the invite and the Adopt Moreletaspruit/ Neem Moreletaspruit Aan Newsletter. 
 
 

Bird Ringing – 19 August 2017

We would again like to invite everybody to join us for a lovely friendly morning with our Birdlife, Gauteng North Bird ringers for a bird ringing on the 19th August 2017 from 06:00 until 10:30.
Its a day for parents and grandparents to come for a early morning walk with their kids as well as photographers and people that love our special reserve.
Remember to bring something to eat and drink in your back pack, and also the cameras.

Remember that these bird ringing sessions are easily accessible for people with wheel chairs as well as the blind to join us. You can enjoy the beauty of our reserve and the blind persons will get the chance to sit with the ringers and get the feel of what is happening holding the birds.

We start early to put up the nets. Join us before it is too hot!

The event is free, but  you are welcome to make a small donation at our container at the gate for Moreletakloof Nature Reserve. We also have SnapScan available.

Voëlring deur BirdlifeSA se Gauteng Noord op die 19 de Augustus 2017 vanaf 06:00 tot 10:30.

Hierdie is altyd n heerlike uitstappie vir oud en jonk.

Kom geniet die vroëe oggend saam met ons in die kloof – Onthou asseblief iets te ete en drinke asook u kameras! Die ringers doen soveel moeite om elkeen persoonlik te wys wat hulle doen, hoe mooi die voëltjies is en vertel ook waarom die ring van voëls so baie belangrik is.
Hierdie is n wonderlike geleentheid vir persone in rolstoele sowel as blindes om saam ons te kom kuier. Die roete is maklik rolstoelvriendelik, en almal geniet die om te voëls van naby te sien en vas te hou.

Selfs die kleinste kinders geniet dit en u kan met stootwaentjies tot in ons voëlskerm met gemak kom. Hulle het n fees by sulke geleenthede.
Sal u asseblief vir ons as Vriende van Moreletakloof n donasie maak as u die uitstappie geniet het (donasie houer by die ingang van die reservaat waar u registreer).

Holiday Ecodays For Kids – 7 and 20 July 2017

Holiday Fun for Kids – We have two exciting Eco Days for Kids on the 7th and 20th of July:
 
On Friday the 7th of July from 7:00 we have the bird ringers setting up nets in our reserve for a special session for kids. You and your kids are welcome to join us any time from 7:00AM (but come early to see Chris Siebert and the friends setting up their nets and catching the birds!).
 
Parents – bring your cameras to catch the beautiful birds up close with your kids. After the ringing, we will have find a nice spot to sit and learn more about nature (from the birds found in the reserve to the tiny insects). Remember comfortable clothes, your camera and snacks! We should be done around 11:00.
 
20 July we will host a Eco Day for the kids with interactive talks on Water (Where does it come from, what insects are found and how they test the water). After this we will learn about the rocks found in the reserve.
 
More info to follow on the event of the 20th – but book these days in your calendar and come and enjoy the time with your kids in nature!
 
These events are free, but donations to the Friends of the Moreletakloof are always welcome. Please note that a parent, grandparent or guardian need to accompany the kids on these days.
 
Contact us for more info: info@moreletakloof.co.za
 
 

List of Trees found in the Moreletakloof Nature – March 2017

We had a lovely walk and talk on trees with Izak van der Merwe and Theunis Morgenthal on the 25th of March 2017.

They shared the list of trees found in the reserve with us.

Click here to view the list of trees: Tree List Moreleta Park 20170325

 

 

Geological Walk with Chris Siebert – 26 November 2016

Come and join us on the 26th November for a Geological Walk from 07:00 until around 11:00 with Chris Siebert.

This walk will be both in English and Afrikaans and we would really want you to bring your kids between the age of
8 and 16 years to join us and find out fantastic new information about the rock foundations in our reserve. We would like parents to walk with us and enjoy the morning. Join your kids and prospect for rare rocks!

The cost will be R40 for adults and R20 per child.
Please remember tools, cameras, walking shoes and something to eat and drink.
Please let us know if you would like to join us at info@Moreletakloof.co.za

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Flufftail Bird Hide turns 3!

The Flufftail Bird hide of Moreletakloof is three years old and we would like to invite you to join us for a short walk and roll to the dam and from there to the hide. We will have some of the special people involved to make this dream come true joining us for a short talk at the hide.
This will take place on the the 19th of November 2016 at 05:30 for 06:00. We will walk/roll until 8.30 after which you are welcome to join us at Rademeyers for a lovely Breakfast (how does Crumpets with honey and fruit; or Yoghurt with assorted fruits sound..there will be a menu available). This will be for your own cost. Click here to view their menu: Rademeyers Breakfast Menu
Let us come together and celebrate the third year of this beautiful hide and walk/roll and talk together … a special place for many people, that was made possible by special people.
It is important that we know for how many people we must prepare for – coffee/tea and rusks and breakfast, so please confirm by mailing info@moreletakloof.co.za.
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Kom stap saam met ons en geniet die mooiheid van Moreletakloof en hoor waarom plekke soos ons reservaat en ons Voëlskerm so belangrik is vir ons pragtige voëls en vir ons rustige besoekers wat gereeld die kloof kom besoek.
Dis vroeg oggend maar dis die heel mooiste deel van die dag  in ons kloof.
Vriende van Moreletakloof
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September 2016 Events

September Walks and Talks:

Dragonflies and Damselflies talk and slide show presented by Lappies Labuschagne.

When? 8th of September from 17:30 for 18:00 at the

Where? Chapel at Rademeyers inside the Moreletakloof Nature Reserve.

Cost: R40/adults and kids free.

This is a most interesting talk, do not miss it! Please rsvp at info@moreletakloof.co.za

A night with the stars

When? 14th of September 2016 from 17.30 for 18:00 -21:00.

Where? We will be meeting at the Information Hut.

Cost: The cost for the evening will be R80.00.

About the evening: See the stars through your own eyes, binoculars and telescopes. We will serve some good wine as well as assortment of breads and spreads.

Learn how the night sky works while you enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine. A model of the solar system will be used to explain why you see the planets in the positions they are in now. The Moon, Mars, Saturn and Venus will be visible.

Presenters will be Frik le Roux and Neville Young, author of the successful books Astronomy Within Reach and Sterrekunde Binne Bereik, both written for the layman. See www.starwaders.com for further detail. Books will be available on the evening priced at only R100.

Please rsvp at info@moreletakloof.co.za

Spider Walk 10 April 2016 with Astri Leroy

We will be hosting a Spider Walk & Talk along with Astri Leroy and her friends to look for spiders found in the reserve.
You are welcome to join us from 08:30 on the morning – we will meet at the Information Hut at the gate.
Kids are welcome and they have a great time looking for spiders! Also remember something to eat and drink, and your camera for some pictures.  
The cost for the walk is R50/family, and any donations to the reserve is welcome.
For more information click on the document below, or contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za.