The iconic, but now rather derelict, A frame in Rocklands Road is to be dismantled the first week of July. Please avoid dogs off leads when passing the A frame as the dassies will be rehousing themselves in the rocks!! All the legal permits and asbestos specialists etc are involved and the roof due to come down on 6th July.
We are so sad that there has been extensive damage to the cameras in the Cave. After all the hard work by Wolfgang, Jill, Duncan and others, and the generous donations from Rooielsers to assist with funds for the cameras that contribute to leopard research and allow us to get to know more about the wildlife we share this beautiful place with.
It is very difficult to understand the motivation of anyone who would destroy lenses and bury cameras. PLEASE PLEASE if anyone knows anything about it, please can you let us know. We need to understand how to avoid this happening in future.
See Rooiels Chat for a Call for photos of an Oyster Catcher for the Cover of Promerops, the Cape Bird Club magazine - deadline 10th May
The Hack -- UPDATE - smallholdings hack not possible - meet up instead Camp Ground Road opposite Wonderlings at 08.30 on 5th May. See details on the REC News Please all try and be there - all hands contribute and a delicious tea afterwards too.
Dr Mathew Small - a Wildlife Talk at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens Sat 5th May 5-6.30 p.m. See Notice on the REC News
Go the Field Notes for some interesting notes on the Red Tide shared by Jenny Stark. There are also more articles in the section on Ecology and History of Rooiels
Go to Rooiels Chat for the Full Programme at the Pringle Bay Festival - lots of music, stalls, fun and some interesting talks.
Dont miss the talks on Saturday 28th by Wolfgang on the Leopards and by Joselyn on the Baboons
Our best wishes to Monique and Wimpy on their gorgeous little boy.
Thanks to Dick Lockley and all those who are hacking. Please try to join them on 5th May and also does anyone have small jars (old mustard or similar) and old paintbrushes for Dick.
Read about the new Hack focus on the REC News
RERA has new email addresses - firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Go to RERA News of the RERA membership page
Visits to the Cameras in the Cave in February. Go to the Rooiels Fieldnotes for photos of several leopard visits, as well as porcupine, baboons and also a klipspringer.
The next Eco-Walk on Saturday 31st March - all invited - Meet outside the Drummond Arms
at 8.30 a.m. Guest visitor is botanist Amida Johns of Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
A successful Hack was held on Saturday 3rd March - see the REC News for details - next Hack 7th April
Also see REC News for notices of the Wildlife Research talks at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty;'s Bay. The next one on 7th April is on Toads by Ellen Fedele.
And to the Social pages to see some photos from Monique's baby shower, and of Rooielsers raising their glasses to a "new dawn" at the beach. And also check in to the Rooiels Chat for some items for sale or news of events of interest. See notice of Golf day on Friday 27th April to raise funds for firefighting equipment and security. Call for people interested in stands or participation in the Pringle Bay Festival end of April ..................and more
Calling all Artists in Rooiels -- some of you were featured in the recent Breeze and Leeann is in touch with you directly. But........please would all the other artists in Rooiels be in touch with LeeAnn. It would be so good if we could include you all into the new Book that is being produced about Rooiels. So if you take photos, or paint, or sculpt or make music, or theatre, or videography, or have any other contact with the arts......please email Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com
PLEASE avoid feeding the baboons. Baboons get far more calories from our food and so they will always take the opportunity to take it. If you feed them then you make them think of us as food targets! For many years we have been walking close to the baboons with no problem, even with our dogs. But to keep that privilege and to ensure we reduce conflict between people and baboons, we need to avoid them getting food. Go to the Baboon page to learn about living with baboons in Rooiels.
"The Human-Baboon Interface in Rooiels"
a talk by Joselyn Mormile hosted by the
Kogelberg Botanical Society
Saturday 17th February at 1800 (6 p.m.)
Harold Porter - Nivenia Hall
Joselyn has some very interesting observations about our baboon troop; what they eat, where they go and their relationships. See the Poster on Rooiels Chat
Go to the Field Notes to see some feedback from Rooielsers on the beauty that surrounds us. The seas have been wonderfully warm and the order of the day has been swimming and enjoying the beach while the south-easter took a break!
The Hack has been really making a dent on all those Rooikrans seedlings, although we still need to keep on top of them and the Port Jacksons are a bit tougher to deal with. A big thanks from us all to Dick Lockley for his tireless efforts to co-ordinate weeding and the hack. Next Hack 3rd March and a notice will be sent out beforehand with details. It would be so good if more of our new residents came. It is a really great way to meet fellow Rooielsers at the Hack tea afterwards!
REMINDER of the Hack on Saturday 13th January.
ALL welcome - young and old. We will be weeding Rooikrans seedlings in Klein Rooiels come and meet us there at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The Hack tea is hosted afterwards by Margie Ellis at Erf 276 Oceanview Road.
The 2017 Breeze has been loaded onto the website - so you can see it on the News section of the website - send the link to any of your friends and there is also a PDF file so that you can download it to your computer if you would like to.
Regularly check the Rooiels Chat to get news of fun events (e.g. Greek night 20th Jan) and to the Rooiels Field Notes (some more spring flowers).
AND please.............send in some photos from the Christmas period. We will downsize them and put them in the right place. We can put them on with your name or anonymously. But please, the website is only as "alive" as we all make it!
Highlights of the different news and camera bulletins