Friday'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.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will have free access on Friday 26 if you show your app with City Nature Challenge observations on your smartphone.
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

Schools in nature reserves: biodiversity in our schools, gardens and urban parks.

Click on the event to find out the details.

Friday - 26 April

Arderne Gardens Nature Challenge, Kenilworth
Bothasig Fynbos Reserve BioBlitz, Bothasig
Bioblitz at Joostenberg conservation site, Brakenfell
Company Gardens in a Snapshot, City Centre
CREW Klipheuwel to Joostenberg Bioblitz, Klipheuwel
Friends of Lions Head & Signal Hill City Challenge, City Centre
Kirstenbosch Streams Mini-Challenge , Kirstenbosch - all day
Photo walk at Cape Flats Nature Reserve, Bellville
Table Bay Birding, Rietvlei
Tokai Arboretum Nature Challenge, Tokai
Vesuvius Way Bioblitz, Mitchells Plain

Kirstenbosch Streams Mini-Challenge , Kirstenbosch - all day

Bioblitz at False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoekvlei
Rondebosch Common night walk, Rondebosch

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), Kirstenbosch Guides, City Nature Reserve Staff, University of the Western Cape Reserve Staff, and the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit, SANBI for organizing the events.

Posted on 25 April, 2019 16:35 by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo


Follow our progress compared to other cities here:

Posted by tonyrebelo about 5 years ago


At midnight our time we were number 1 in observations and species, and number 2 in observers. But the American Cities have only just woken up and it will be unlikely that we will still be top of the charts in the morning.

Our talley at midnight was about:

5,305 observations
1,127 species
372 observers
146 identifiers

We are very short in the observers stakes. We were hoping for 2000 and it is unlikely at this rate that we will make 1000 observers. Please invite all your friends, show them how to use the app and go and do something exciting!
Have a lovely Saturday!

Our top species are (numbers of observations at midnight):
Bietou 46
Sourfig 26
Common Sugarbush 23
Egyptian Goose 21
Pigs Ears 20
Helmeted Guineafowl 18
Cape Spurfowl 17
Marble Leaftoe Gecko 17
Garden Snail 16 - alien
Lionspaw 15
Our top insect is the Honeybee 13
Our top mammal is the Grey Squirrel 8
Our top spider is the Hairy Golden Orb-weaving Spider 6
Our top marine invertebrate is Dwarf Cushion Star 3
Our top fungus is Star Stinkhorn 3

View more (the latest) at

Posted by tonyrebelo about 5 years ago

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