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.

Upcoming Walks & Talks March 2016

Walks and talks in Moreletakloof Nature Reserve coming up in the next few weeks:
On the 5th of March from 06:00 till 11:00 we will once again host a BIRD RINGING DAY .
Please remember your hat, camera and something to eat and drink for the whole family. The kids loving seeing the little birds up close, and assisting with the release. A donation to the reserve on the day is welcome (we do have a donation box as well as SnapScan).
Please tell you friends that this walk is friendly towards persons that are blind or in wheelchairs.

On the 13th of March 2016 from 06:00 – 10:30 for a SCORPION AND SNAKE WALK with Christopher Caine and Joubert Heymans.
Join us with your whole family as the the kids enjoy looking for the Scorpions and snakes that they do not see everyday. The brave ones will also be able to handle them.
This will be the last scorpion walk as the seasons are slowly changing. There will also be very nice posters
as well as books and torches to buy on the day.
Please remember to wear walking shoes and long denims. Bring your camera and something to eat and drink.
This is a very nice walk and even the young ones enjoy it.
We will meet at the Information Hut at 6am near the gate. We would like to ask you to make a donation for the reserves upkeep.

More Exciting Walks & Talks

Walk and Talk: Rock Formations
When: 20 February from 06:30
Info: Prof. Adam Bumby joins us again for a Walk & Talk on the Rock Formations found in the reserve.
Where: The Moreletakloof Nature Reserve information hut next to the parking lot.
Please remember your hat, camera and something to eat and drink. Donations of R40 will be used for the upkeep of the reserve (specifically the palisades around the reserve).
Walk and Talk: Spiders
When: 10 April from 08:30
Info: Join Astri Leroy  for a interesting walk and talk on Spiders.  The whole family can join (R50 / adult and R10 per child under 11). Bring your hat, something to drink and comfortable walking clothes.
Contact us on info@moreletakloof.co.za for more info. Hope to see a lot of you there!

Lovely Mushroom Walk and Talk at Moreletakloof Nature Reserve

Time: 27th or 28th January (depending on rain) from 17:00 – 19:00. If it does not rain on the 27th it will take place on the evening of the 27th of January, otherwise hopefully the next day.
Liz Popich will once again show us the beautiful variety of mushrooms that we find in our own reserve. This is always a popular walk!
We will first take a walk and then afterwards meet for a talk on mushrooms.
You are welcome to bring something to eat and drink for the event, and remember your walking shoes. We do ask for a R40.00 as donation towards our reserve. Please bring a chair if you want to sit down at the talk that will be done at our Information Hut.

With all the rains that we have been getting in the area, the reserve is full of a lot of a variety of mushrooms.

Keep an eye on out on our Facebook once we confirm the date!

For more information contact Jeannie at info@moreletakloof.co.za or 082 9274673
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Scorpion & Snake Walk – 14 January 2016

We are hosting a Scorpion and Snake Walk and Talk on the 14th January 2016 from 18:00 at the Moreletakloof Nature Reserve.
Christopher en Joubert will first give us a short talk before we go out to look for Snakes and Scorpions. They recently visited the reserve for the first time and they were surprised how easily they found some special (luckily harmless) snakes and a few good looking scorpions.
 Afterwards we will have a short show at the Information Hut near the gate. You are welcome to bring some chairs and something to eat and drink.
Please let us know if you want to attend by contacting us on info@moreletakloof.co.za. There will a small fee of R40/person as a donation towards the reserve and as a payment for the talk.
Whenever we  hosted a talk on scorpions or snakes, it has always been one of the most popular walks. Please do wear long denims and good walking shoes, no open toes please.
Photos by: Christopher Caine
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Events and News for 2016

Moreletakloof Nature Reserve 2016

Ons wil baie graag ouers en kinders uitnooi om saam met ons in die Kloof te kom stap. Trek almal ou/of gemaklike skoene en klere aan, en kom geniet die natuur saam. Wat n lekker groen manier om jul vakansie af te sluit.

5 Januarie vanaf 6.30, neem ons n lekker uitstappie op die Duiker roete verby die skerm, en tot by die dam. Onthou eet en drink goed en kameras/en hoed. Ons stap net rustig vir so 3 uur en gesels. Daars soveel nuwe jong bokkies, wat huppel van plesier.

6 Januarie vanaf 6.30, vandag stap ons in en langs die spruit. Dis die mooiste deel van die reservaat en daar is soveel dinge om te sien en te doen. Ons sal verkies as ouers saam met jong kinders stap, en deel wees van die pret. Ou skoene en klere, en n paar sterk vuilgoedsakke, as moontlik en drink en eetgoed asb, in n rugsak. Dit sal ongeveer 2-3 uur duur. Ontmoet in die parkeer terrein.

8th January, from 06.30 till 10:00. We will do some cutting down of the invader plants like Bug weed. Bring your own clippers or saws and we will supply a safe poison, which can be applied by adults.

We would like to invite you to come and enjoy our first Walks and Talks for 2016 presented here.

Our very first event will be a tree walk with Izak van der Merwe and Owen Brett on the 6th February from 09:00 and we will meet in the parking area. We did this walk in November and we can promise you that it will be excellent because this tree people know so many very interesting stories about every tree … even back in history. We do ask for a R40.00 donation, for the reserve. You are welcome to join them afterwards at Rademeyers. Remember your hat, camera, walking shoes and something to eat and drink.

On the 20th February we will once again have Prof Adam Bumby walking and talking to us about the rocks that we find in this reserve. It is the same age as the rocks at the Cradle of Humankind and this walk will last for at least four hours. Young children also always enjoy this walk. Remember hats, water and something to eat. It is a very popular walk so do not miss out. Once again remember the R40.00 for the upkeep of the reserve. The walk will start at 6.30.

Spider walk with Astri Leroy on the 10th April from 8.30. Young children are welcome to join us because it is presented in a way that will be enjoyed by everybody. Remember your cameras and water and snacks. They do ask a fee of R50/adult and R10/under 11.

We will post more events for the year as we confirm dates!

Please remember that the membership to become a Friend of Moreletakloof have been lowered to R150/family of two adults and two children under 18 (you will also receive free entrance, for two visits for the family to Rietvlei, Groenkloof and Wonderboompoort etc).

You will receive a Newsletter about everything happening in this special reserve and important issues to be handled like our aging palisade. We would also like to thank Nature Conservation for looking after our reserves.

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