Tag: Nature

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 ensure that any rodenticides...

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? The DHA has been...

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 only their ears –...

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 that does not spin...

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 2 hours. Please remember...

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 each other.  They eat...

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 you photos to Laura...