We ask for a donation for attendance at field and certain other events and suggest R50 for adults and R10 for children 11 years and younger, with the option of donating R150 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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Snap Survey at Albert’s Farm Conservancy
10 March 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
We have been invited to hold a snap survey of arachnids at Albert’s Farm by the Friends of Albert’s Farm Conservancy. All Spider Club members and interested members of the Friends of Albert’s Farm are invited to take part.
Meet on Sunday 10th March at 8 a.m. at Main car park of Alberts Farm. The main entrance is on 6th Road West, corner/opposite 8th Street, Greymont. Co-ordinates: -26.1586; 27.9703
There is no entrance fee to the park but The Spider Club now charges for attendance at field and certain other events to raise money: R50 per adult and R10 per child 11 years and under, cash only,
with the option of paying R120 PER FAMILY for annual subscription. For field events we supply vials, magnifiers, plastic pill bottles, sweep nets and some other basic collecting equipment but please bring your own if you have as well as any reference books, adequate water, a hat and good walking shoes.
Pit traps will be installed beforehand and other collecting methods will be used on the day to get as rounded a picture of the arachnid fauna as possible. In the afternoon, those who would like to help with preliminary identification using microscopes can rendezvous at 8 O’Brien Avenue, Waterval Estate. It’s just a stone’s throw from the eastern side of Alberts Farm. Photos taken on the day might be used to create a poster.
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!