Modderfontein Conservation Society
Programme of Events: 2018

(Issued 04-01-2018)
(Updated 25-04-2018)

The Modderfontein Reserve is administered by the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is open to the public from 06h00 to 18h00 daily.

The Modderfontein Conservation Society has a programme of walks (for hikers and birders) every Tuesday morning, as well two Sunday mornings of the month. Please dress sensibly for these walks, in greens and khakis, with good shoes and a hat. Sunscreen and water are also a good idea. One Thursday evening of the month a talk is organised. These talks cover a large range of conservation and heritage topics.

A map with written directions to help you find the reserve may be downloaded by clicking here.

All Walks – Depart from parking lot at Fish Eagle dam. Please be there 15 minutes beforehand to sign the register and indemnity forms.

The Tuesday & Sunday walks leave from Fish Eagle dam promptly at the advertised times. Fish Eagle dam is the first opportunity to turn right after you enter the boom gate and there is a sign for the turn.

Bird Walks are held on the first Saturday of every month. For times and info please contact Pat Ayling on 082-465-3683 or Pat van Nierop 083-326-6838.

Heritage Day Walks are held in May & September and booking is essential. Please call Robbie Vermont on 082-800-3704 or Keith Martin on 082-450-4003. Cost is R30 per person.

Evening meetings take place at the Modderfontein Town Hall at 1 Casino Rd opposite the Modderfontein Bowling Club. Directions to the Town Hall may be downloaded from here.

Charges: Visitors pay R10 each to join a walk in addition to reserve entrance costs and R30 each for the evening talks. Members pay R10 for the evening talks. Conservation fee to enter the reserve R30/Adult & R15/child or pensioner.

January

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 14th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 19th 19h30 – Talk by: DVD Presentation on “Kirstenbosch and other unusual gardens of South Africa”.

Sunday 28th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Any Committee Member

February

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 11th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 16th 19h30 – Talk by: Emily Adair on “Greening Your Home”.

Sunday 25th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Carol Sherwood 011-524-0296 (h) 082-906-5794 (c)

March

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 11th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 16th 19h30 – AGM and talk by: Jan Praet, Marketing & Public Relations Officer – LepSoc Africa and Chairman of the Highveld Branch (Gauteng, North-West, Free State) on “Our Wonderful World of Beautiful Butterflies”.

Sunday 25th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Janet Brodrick 011-616-2872 (h) 072-679-6461 (c)

April

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 08th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 19th 19h30 – Talk by: Karin Spottiswoode on “Hands-on Environmental Education at Kloofendal Nature Reserve – the Need to Reduce Human Impact”.

Sunday 29th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Peter Olive 011-608-2799 (h) 083-461-6221 (c)

May

Every Tuesday 08h30  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 13th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 17th 19h30 – Talk by: Jan van Heerden on “Animal Demographic Unit, Odonata, bird names and bird calls and songs”.

Saturday 19th 09h00 – Museum Day heritage walk. Booking essential.

Sunday 27th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Jenny Gough 011-452-2201 (h) 082-685-0959 (c)

June

Every Tuesday 08h30  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 10th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 21st 19h30 – Talk by: Warren Schmidt on “The impact urban development has had on our local amphibians and reptiles”.

Sunday 24th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Ellen van Dongen 011-462-3067 (h) 082-813-9611 (c)

July

Every Tuesday 08h30  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 08th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 19th 19h30 – Pam Vermont Memorial Quiz

Sunday 29th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Robbie Vermont 011-608-2693 (h) 082-800-3704 (c)

August

Every Tuesday 08h30  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 12th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 16th 19h30 – Talk by: Boaz Tsebe on “Update on the Modderfontein Reserve”.

Sunday 26th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Daryl Fuchs 083-395-0778 (c) www.freestateprojects.org (w3)

September

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 09th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 20th 19h30 – Talk by: Jonathan Stone on “Heritage Impact Assessments with the spotlight on Sprinkell”.

Sunday 30th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Monday 24th 09h00 – Heritage Day walks around the Heritage Precinct of historic Modderfontein. Also a visit to The Dynamite Company Museum and Franz Hoenig Haus. Visitors welcome at R50.00 a head for the walk. Limited places are available so booking is essential. Contact Robbie Vermont on 011 608 2693.

Committee Contact: Keith Martin 011-608-2864 (w) 082-450-4003 (c)

October

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 14th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 18th 19h30 – Talk by: TBA

Sunday 28th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Patricia Llewellyn 011-882-4114 (h) 082-497-9241 (c)

November

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Sunday 11th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Thursday 15th 19h30 – Talk by: TBA

Sunday 25th 08h30 – Walk in the Reserve

Committee Contact: Sally Hogan 011-608-3089 (h) 082-291-8084 (c)

December

Every Tuesday 08h00  – Walk in the Reserve – Contact Janet Brodrick 072-679-6261

Every First Friday or Saturday – Bird Walk – Contact Pat on 082-465-3683 or 083-326-6838

Friday 01st 16h00 – End of Year Walk & Braai.

The walk will start at 16h00 and the braai is lit at about 18h00. Come when you can and bring your own food, drinks, cutlery, crockery and something to sit on.

Committee Contact: Any Committee Member

Any event listed here may be subject to change without notice


 

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