Happening from the 31st August 2019 to 31st December 2019

Herewith the provisional dates for outings, monthly meetings and other events during 2019 in view of members diarising these. Further decisions regarding morning and weekend outings, as well as guest speakers at monthly meetings to be taken by those members responsible for these portfolios: 

Note that another Pelagic Encounters cruise with Marine Dynamics is being considered for a clear day in May or June – the final decision on a date will obviously be weather dependant. 

Saturday 31 August: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve 

Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September: Specialist course – "A Flight Higher" by Anton Odendal at Mollergren Park, Hermanus

Saturday 7 September: MORNING OUTING – We visit Jessie Walton’s hides in the Elgin Valley with Carin Malan as group leader

Monday 9 September - Monthly talk: John Kieser of Plastics SA will talk on plastics in our oceans in anticipation of International Coastal Clean-up Day to be celebrated on 21 September

Saturday 21 September: BLO monthly coastal clean-up on INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. 

Saturday 12 October: MORNING OUTING – We visit the De Mond Nature Reserve with Steve Peck as group leader

Monday 14 October: MONTHLY TALK – Speaker to be confirmed

Thursday 17 October: MORNING OUTING – Fernkloof Nature Reserve – Volunteer still needed to lead the group

Saturday 19 October: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the Mosselrivier coastal area

Saturday 26 October: MORNING OUTING – Cruise on the Lady Stanford from the village with Richard Masson as group leader

Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 October: The annual midweek tour to Kostaplenti in Nature’s Valley with Anton Odendal as group leader 

Saturday 2 November: Provisional date for CWAC counts

Saturday 16 November: MORNING OUTING – We visit Witkrans, the Danger point peninsula and other great birding sites in the Gansbaai region with Riaan Jacobs as group leader

Saturday 23 November: YEAR-END FUNCTION – We will again highlight photographs of some of our top photographers

Saturday 30 November: BLSA BIRDING BIG DAY and BLO Quarterly BIG Bird Count

Saturday 30 November: The monthly coastal clean-up around the Vermont salt pan and a section of road verge along the R43 at Vermont – we will need a large group to assist with this one

Saturday 7 December: BLO monthly coastal clean-up at the Onrus beach and coastline.


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