We ask for a donation for attendance at field and certain other events and suggest R100 for adults and R20 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of donating R200 PER FAMILY for an annual subscription in July each year.
Some venues will also require an entrance fee which must be paid by each individual.
For field trips we will supply vials, magnifiers, plastic pill bottles and some other basic collecting equipment, but please bring your own if you have as well as any reference books, a picnic lunch, adequate water, a hat and good walking shoes.
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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Spider Walk
18 February 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden has a great variety of habitats from riverine forest to open protea savannah, formal gardens and lawns, wetlands and if you are feeling energetic you can even go to the top of the ridge.
Pay your entrance to the garden ** and meet just inside the main gate at 8:15 a.m. Please book on firstname.lastname@example.org or sms 073-168-7187. If you are not a paid-up member of The Spider Club there will be a fee of R50 per adult and R10 per child to the club. Visit our website to see how to become a paid up Spider Club member. We will provide equipment and have reference books but if you have your own please bring them.
Bring some cash because we have new plastic double-lens magnifiers for sale at R50 each and sweepnet “skeletons” at R100 each to raise funds for the club. For the sweep-net you will have to make your own bag. The handle screws off to make this easy and to use it a beating tray and enable easy transport.
** Entrance fees to the garden:
Students with valid student cards: R30,
Children under 6: Free,
Botanical Society members : Free
After the walk why don’t you have lunch at Eagles Fare Restaurant in the Garden.
Keep your eyes on your e-mail and our Facebook page as other events may be organised, sometimes at short notice. We will attempt to give you fair warning. And remember that Norman Larsen is at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal walk in Cape Town every Saturday 11h00–12h00 to demonstrate and talk about SPIDERS!