A Member's get together will be held on 18 March 2015 at 18h00 at the Country Club, Johannesburg, Woodmead.
A brief report back on the recently held Board Meeting will be given. Monty Brett will be the guest speaker with the title of his presentation" Raptors Made Easy".
The venue is Starling Room. A cash bar will be available.
Looking forward to sharing the evening with Members.
Dress Code: In general, it is requested that a smart-casual dress code is maintained and that clothing is neat and tidy. Men should steer away from shirts without collars, open sandals, and shoes without socks. Long pants are to be worn after 18h00. By observing these few basic guidelines, the sense of occasion that is associated with The Country Club Johannesburg may be maintained
Users visiting Sibon recently will have noticed the large social spider nest/web in the marula tree above the gazebo area.
Giraffe Road member - camera trap information
I (JL) find the following information and stats (from a camera trap at the bungalow) very interesting, offered by a Member in Giraffe Road.
A word of warning on tortoises
Many motorists feel it necessary to stop to assist tortoises crossing busy roads. Care should be exercised when uplifting and handling tortoises as they have a special water gland for storage which they absorb in times of uncertain water supply. Females also use this water to dampen soil when digging nesting holes. As a self defense mechanism, tortoises may excrete this water supply when being handled, and without an available water source to replenish it, such a tortoise may eventually die from dehydration.
On playing the "Good Samaritan"...
"On a beautiful summer morning, the warm air windless until well after dawn, I was exiting Argyle and returning to camp. It was approximately 06h20 when above the noise of the game viewer engine I heard a strange and curious noise.."