Tag: Nature

OWLS ON THE ESTATE

OWLS ON THE ESTATE

Our beautiful Photo of the Week has brought to mind the fact that owls can be susceptible to rodenticides used to kill rats.  The owls prey on the rats and the rodenticides in the rat’s system can cause the death of these magnificent animals.  Please […]

JACKAL ON THE ESTATE

JACKAL ON THE ESTATE

The Black backed Jackal has been seen in various locations around the estate and while most residents are happy to have these wild creatures within our midst, there have been a number of concerns raised by some residents such as:- Will the Jackal carry rabies? […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Izabella Gates captured the Photo of the Week.  Congratulations!  We will have your voucher delivered to your home soon. Darkness is no obstacle for these enigmatic creatures. Barn Owls are able to locate their dinner in the pitch-black darkness.  These owls pinpoint their prey using […]

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: AGM – POSTPONED TO 31 MAY 2017

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: AGM – POSTPONED TO 31 MAY 2017

Members are advised that the AGM of the Dainfern Nature Association has been postponed to 31 May 2017.

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: AGM – 11 MAY 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND RESIDENTS OF DAINFERN ESTATE

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: AGM – 11 MAY 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND RESIDENTS OF DAINFERN ESTATE

Notice is hereby given that the 11th Annual General Meeting of the Dainfern Nature Association will be held at the Clubhouse on Dainfern Estate commencing at 5pm on Thursday, 11th May 2017 to which all members and residents are invited. The purpose of the meeting […]

SPIDER WALK AND TALK

SPIDER WALK AND TALK

The 30 people who attended Astri’s talk on spiders were amazed at the way different spiders had adapted to new environments. The Fish Eating Spider that sits on a rock near a stream or lake and dives in to catch a fish, the Bolo Spider […]

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: SPIDER WALK AND TALK – SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2017

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCATION: SPIDER WALK AND TALK – SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2017

Join us on Saturday 8 April 2017 at 14h00 for an interesting talk about our 8 legged friends. Astri Will be bringing a couple of her ‘pets’ to show you and after the talk there will be a short walk to find some ‘in the […]

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCIATION BIRD WALK: 25 FEBRUARY 2017

DAINFERN NATURE ASSOCIATION BIRD WALK: 25 FEBRUARY 2017

The first Bird Walk for 2017 will be held tomorrow morning.  Meet at the Clubhouse at 06.45 am to to leave at 7.00am sharp.  We will be walking around the estate led by our birding expert Andre Marx.  The walk will last I ½ to […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 27 JANUARY 2017

PHOTO OF THE WEEK 27 JANUARY 2017

The Photo of the Week was taken by John Hillidge!  Congratulations!  Hadedas, also known as Hadeda Ibis are found all over South Africa and have a loud and distinctive call which is heard when the birds are flying, are startled or when they communicate with […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – 15 December 2016

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – 15 December 2016

The Photo of the Week was taken by Andrea Peck!  Congratulations!  This Spotted Thick-knee defends its egg with all its being – don’t try to get too close you may end up being dive bombed!  Your voucher will be delivered to your home soon.  Send […]