18 March 2014

Cleaning up the Common

On Saturday morning, 15 March, several Friends of Meadowridge Common and some guests, met to weed, trim, prune and generally clean up Meadowridge Common. It was also great to meet the new Biodiversity Consultant, Fay Howa, from City Parks, who will be helping to manage our precious remnant of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.
The ladies work party - pulling up swathes of dead what we think is Hairy Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus subbiflorus subsp. subbiflorus).
Fiona Watson and Esme Morris. Photo: Fay Howa.
Photo: Fay Howa.
Close up of the birds-foot pods of the weedy Hairy Birds-foot Trefoil. 
And growing between all the dead weeds - Pelargonium myrrhifolium.
All the while we were being watched by a pair of Spotted Eagle Owls. Photo: Fay Howa.
Close up of one of the owls. Photo: Fay Howa.
The Team. Photo: Fay Howa.