Join BOTSOC KZN Coastal branch on our exciting outings and events programme. This year we have a more ecological slant - plants with birds, bats, butterflies… something for everyone- young and old, beginner or expert !
Outing: Giba Gorge Nature Reserve
Saturday 23 February 09:00 – 13:00
The Reserve’s Conservation Manager Thuthuka Majola will lead us through the upper section along the Ndabushe Trail through grassland and forest to the beautiful McIntosh Falls. This is a long, fairly strenuous walk along some quite steep inclines, but it is worth the effort!
Non-members are asked to pay a donation to BotSoc of R30 p.p., there is no charge for members/students. Meet at 09:00 at the St. Helier Lake parking. Bring hat, water, binoculars, snacks, and, for afterwards, chairs and teas. Booking essential in case of last minute changes, and if any lifts are offered/needed, to Outings Co-ordinator Phili Dlamini on email: email@example.com or cell: 078 121 0452.
Talk: The flowers of Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho
Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Monday 25 February 17h30 for 18:00
A team of botanical enthusiasts went on a short camping trip in early February 2018. It was an exciting season to visit because the grasslands were full of a vast selection of orchids and other specials which were a feast to the eye. The beautiful basalt rocks of the Devil’s Knuckles that towered overhead, the beautiful sandstone rock gardens in the high grasslands and lots of overfilled watercourses made up the sensory overload.
Entrance: Members R35, Non-members R55, Students/learners R25, includes teas at the start. Proceeds to branch projects. All welcome. No need to book. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 031 2015111 / 071 8 693 693
Visit to Hillcrest AIDS Centre nursery
Postponed until later in the yearEnjoy a guided tour by Nursery Manager John Lund of the plant nursery. The Centre staff will then kindly provide us with tea. After tea you can browse on your own and buy as much as you like - and support a good cause too. The gift shop will also be open.
Booking essential in case of last minute changes, with cell number, whether you can offer or require a lift and from where, to: Sandra on email email@example.com / tel: 031 201 5111 / 071 8 693 693