Thursday, 30 May 2013

WESSA MIDLANDS BRANCH | TREE LABELS FOR SALE MIDLANDS AREA



          TREE LABELS FOR SALE

            AVAILABLE FROM WESSA MIDLANDS BRANCH 

LABELS ARE IN GREEN LETTERING ON WHITE BACKGROUND WITH A METAL PLATE BACKING.
           
             DIMENSIONS: 135MM X 45MM.
SCIENTIFIC NAME FOLLOWED BY COMMON NAME IN ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS & ISIZULU.
TREE NUMBER ON TOP RIGHT OF LABEL WITH WESSA LOGO ON BOTTOM LEFT

PRICE R10.00 EACH
EXCLUDING POSTAGE

CONTACT: DALE VAN RYNEVELD
Tel: O33 343 3132
Cell: 082 563 6022
e-mail: suevr@yebo.co.za

Thursday, 2 May 2013

HOW TO IDENTIFY TREES | A short course by Richard Boon | 11 May 2013 at Crocworld Conservation Centre Resources Centre



HOW TO IDENTIFY TREES and use the field guide
A short course
by
Richard Boon
Author of ‘Pooley’s TREES OF EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA’

WHEN:                                                                                                 WHERE:
11 May 2013                                                                                      
Crocworld Conservation Centre
8.30 for 9am to 1pm                                                                        Resource Centre

PROGRAMME
     9.00-9.15         Registration and welcome by Elsa Pooley, on behalf of Crocworld Conservation Centre.
   9.15 - 9.45         How to identify trees, including some important terms, habitats, field observations
   9.45-10.00        Using the new ‘Pooley’s TREES OF EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA’ by Richard Boon
10.00-10.45         Practical : use a simple key to 10 common trees at Crocworld Conservation Centre
10.45-11.05         Tea break (tea, coffee, muffins)
11.25-11.40         20 common Durban trees - (using Geoff and Lynne Nichol's posters)
11.40-13.00         Walk: use the field guide to identify and key out a few species

There will be time for questions and short breaks between each session.

BRING:
‘Pooley’s TREES OF EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA’ by Richard Boon (Flora & Fauna Publications Trust, 2010)   

Copies of the book will be available for sale @ R275.00 each.

Mozzie spray, hand lens/magnifying glass, binoculars if you have them.
Notebook and pen

COST:
R200 per person. Payment secures a place on the course. Please send proof of payment.
Lunch is not included in the price. For those who would like to stay for lunch, Le Rendezvous restaurant at Crocworld has beautiful views of the coastline and serves light lunches.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (space is limited)
Contact: Nolean Allun, Crocworld Conservation Centre, tel: 039 976 1103             email:crocworld@cbl.co.za
Banking details: FNB, Branch: Scottburgh, Branch Code: 220227, Account Number: 53640119111, Please fax or email proof of payment to 039 978 3279
Richard Boon is manager of the biodiversity planning branch in the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of the eThekwini Municipality, where he has worked for 13 years. Prior to working for the Municipality, he worked for Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) and taught environmental education with the provincial education department. Richard is a trained biologist with an M.Sc. and is a keen botanist with nearly 30 years of field experience. A past chairman of the Botanical Society of SA, KZN branch, he is a keen plant and nature photographer.

Herb workshop facilitated by Karen Makin of Peters Gate Herb Farm | Durban Botanic Gardens | 11 May 2013



Herbal Pamper Gifts for a Special Mum

Herb workshop where you produce a gift set of natural organic products for Mum or even for yourself. Loads of information on making natural gifts and lots of fun producing your own. With a guest facilitator Karen Makin of  Peters Gate Herb Farm.


Date : Saturday 11 May 2013

Time : 09h30 to 15h00

Cost : R 180

Venue : Durban Botanic Gardens.

Teas, Notes and light refreshments included.

Bookings essential, Limited to 25 people.

Herbal products and herbs on sale.VI
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What to bring to : Hat, Water bottle and comfortable shoes.

Concession fee: Pensioners, Friends & Bot Soc members R 130

Bookings and info : 031 322 4021 / dbginfo@durban.gov.za

Regards
Jabulani Memela

Kenneth Stainbank Reserve Nature Walk & Craft Market SATURDAY MAY 4th 2013



Kenneth Stainbank Reserve Nature Walk & Craft Market

Next  guided walk will be held on SATURDAY MAY 4th Walk will start at 7am sharp at Stainbank Nature Reserve in Yellowwood Park, the trail will take 2.5 hours, this is a chance to enjoy nature and a bit of history with views outside only of Coedmore Castle,  then to follow game trails and river crossings and see great views of Durban and Umhlatuzana river. This walk will end at the castle at 9.30am so you can enjoy refreshments and meander the stalls at the craft market

 WALKERS PAY
 Adults    --    Please pay R20 at entrance gate then R20 at the start of the walk in the car park
Scholars --    Please pay R10 at entrance gate then R10 at the start of the walk in the car park   
Costs TOTAL Adults R40   Children R20
No CHILDREN under 8years can do the walk
Contact Dave Joseph for details only of the walk   Cell 0723905906

Non Walkers
Entrance for Craft Market Only - pay R20 per car.
Pedestrians pay R5 per person 

Regards
Dave Joseph
Honorary Officer for KZN Wildlife