Monday's Activities - City Nature Challenge 2019 Cape Town

A full list of Events can be found on Facebook ( or this News Link

All City of Cape Town Nature Reserves will have open days and free access on all four days of the challenge.
Table Mountain National Park requires valid Wild or Activity cards at paypoints - the rest of the National Park is open access.
The City of Cape Town is providing extra security at reserves. All activities are entirely at your own risk.

FOCUS for the day

Mopping up. Chasing down those missing species. See the Facebook page and down below for details! - and getting up our observer numbers!

Click on the event to find out the details.

Monday - 29 April - the last day of the challenge

Species Mop up: contact your local CREW or Friends group for details.
Bioblitz at Haasendal Nature Reserve, Kuilsriver
Bioblitz at Harmony Flats, Paardevlei, and Kogelbaai, Gordons Bay
Intaka island bioblitz
Schoongesight Blitz, Camphill Village (details pending)
Rocky shore bioblitz at Strandfontein Pavillion, Strandfontein
Rondevlei pathway bioblitz, Rondevlei
Steenbras Nature Reserve Wetland Wander, Steenbras
Tygerberg Nature Reserve BioBlitz, Tygerberg

Mopping up!
Have you done the goggos and mammals in your garden? Look for skinks, chameleons, slugeaters and toads. And dont forget the birds visiting your feeders. And ants - have you recorded the ants in your garden?
Have you done your city parks: what trees are there? any signs of Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle? What ants can be found there? See the projects below.
CREW teams will be visiting areas with an eye to find species that nobody recorded. If you are available for your local reserve, then please contact the reserve manager to see what needs to be done.

Tidal pool probing with George & Margo Branch, Dalebrook
Please leave on some lights and see what moths you can attract. Light pollution kills huge numbers of moths, so dont do this often: do you have any spectacular moths in your home?

MIDNIGHT on Monday night sees the end of the challenge. You must have taken all your photographs (including the moths) by midnight to qualify for the challenge. Photographs must be uploaded before Monday 6th May.

There are also some cool projects - why not participate in them!:

•• Cape Town Ant Atlas - Atlassing Ants is Awesome!
•• Cape Town School Nature Challenge - Is your class taking part?
•• Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle Atlas - Help us map this scourge.

See the Communitree City Nature Challenge (all week - visit our focus sites and help document the biodiveristy on them.

A special thanks to WESSA Friends Groups, CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered WIldflowers), City Nature Reserve Staff, Century City, and George & Margo Branch for organizing some awesome events.
Please support them and turn out in numbers!

Posted on 28 April, 2019 23:11 by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo


Missing Taxa:
Here are lists of taxa that we are missing. Each list compares the CNC 2019 with the City of Cape Town's master list (where we have one).

Shown in green is what we have. Shown in yellow are taxa that we still need.
Click on the tab "not in common" to see only missing (or new) species.


Birds still to do! Seen 164 out of 319
Mammals still to do! Seen 44 out of 96
Herps still to do! Seen 44 out of 82
Fish still to do! Seen 46 out of 224

Posted by tonyrebelo about 5 years ago

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