Take part in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

Eddie Andrews, Ward 73 councillor

Die Oog conservation area in Bergvliet is an important green asset within Ward 73 and it will be part of the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge on Sunday April 30.

Die Oog is an environmental asset where the fynbos, the frogs, the birds, the shrubs and wetland all interact with each other and make up our natural world. One of Die Oog’s more prominent tenants is the western leopard toad.

I am encouraging residents of Ward 73 to get out this weekend as part of the City Nature Challenge and enjoy our biodiverse areas. On Sunday, there will be a bioblitz in Die Oog from 9am to 11am and another at Meadowridge Common from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

My family and I will be participating at the Meadowridge Common bioblitz. We have downloaded the iNaturalist App and registered our profiles. We are ready to snap pictures of fauna and flora and upload onto the iNaturalist App so that experts can identify the various organisms.

Cape Town is competing with various international cities to record the most observations of local plant and animal species.

Please come and join us.