The Cape Bird Club – 'Weeders'
A working partnership with the City of Cape Town and The Cape Bird Club.
The Cape Bird Club 'hackers' have been helping to keep the 'exotic plants' such as Port Jackson, Rooikrans, Long Leaf Accacia, Black Wattle and Manatoka under control for about 23 years in the Zandvlei Nature Reserve.
We used to use chainsaws, handsaws, machettes to cut down the large trees some as tall as 5 meters. Since, the then Nature Reserve Manager Clifford Dorse, introduced a management control plan to rid the Reserve of 'exotic plants and trees' our job has become a lot less physical. We have become known as the 'Weeders' and not the 'Hackers.'
We spend a couple of hours on the first Saturday afternoon of each month at 14h00 in the fresh air, there is the opportunity to walk around afterwards and enjoy the the Nature Reserve and its creatures with like minded people. We have fun, do not take it too seriously but also pride ourselves on doing a good job.