August 2013 Activities

The activities arranged by the committee for August are:

Thursday 1st: Half day outing to Restonwold farm in the Elgin district. We meet at the Onrus Trading Post at 08:30 to consolidate transport. Afterwards you might want to do some wine tasting, have coffee at one of the farm stalls or join us for a shopping trip to the Elgin Free Range Chicken factory shop!

Sunday 18 – Wednesday 21 August – Fully booked outing to Botterkloof near Stilbaai.

Wednesday 21st at 19:00 – Evening meeting – ‘Turkey Revisited’ – Mike Ford’s presentation on the 3 months he spent at a bird ringing station in Turkey. Visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

July 2013 Activities

A busy month with lots of activities planned by the committee. We hope you will participate and enjoy the following:

A morning drive along the Hawston View road, meeting at the Onrus Trading Post at 08:30 on Thursday 4th. Bring along a mid-morning snack and drink.

The Life of Birds – a fascinating course presented by Mike Ford on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th from 08:45-12:30 at the Fernkloof hall. The cost is R100 pp which includes course notes and refreshments. Please contact Margie Ogston as soon as possible to enrol.

And yet another opportunity to widen your birding knowledge on Sunday 14th July: Mini Mini Birding Big Day – this day is organised to assist novice/keen learners and new members to join with experienced members from 08:00 to 14:00 to enjoy identifying birds within the Hermanus surrounds & learn about the different habitats and then to attend a braai lunch at 14:30 at Fernkloof. Please contact Margie or any other committee member to secure your place.

And finally, a chance to show off your newly gained knowledge at our ANNUAL QUIZ on Wednesday 17th July at 19:00. Our presenter this year is club member Ronnie Hazell. This is a fun evening with soup and sherry served at interval and some small prizes to be won.