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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Spider walk: Oori Private Game Reserve
14 March 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bring a picnic and your bathing costume, as well as the normal sunhat, something to drink and good walking shoes. The Spider Club attendance fee is R50 per adult and R10 per child 11 years and under, cash only, with the option of paying R150 PER FAMILY for annual subscription.
Late summer is the most amazing time of year to find spiders and we have 21 hectares to roam in with a choice of grassland, thickets, river frontage and a spring-fed dam. Shannon Rogotzki will be our hostess and says that after a day in the hot sun we are welcome to leap into their swimming pool to cool off.
We will 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. We will bring a microscope and a draft copy of the new SANSA (South African National Survey of Arachnida) photo guides so you can practise identifying spiders.
If you plan to attend please let Caren know (call 083 753 2946). She will set up a WhatsApp group and send you the gate entry code on the day.
How to get there: Take the Pelindaba Road (R512) driving north and turn right onto the Winsome Valley Road at 25°52’31.6″S 27°54’21.8″E, -25.87444, 27.906056. Drive for about 2kms and turn right into Riverside Road, continue +-2.2 kms to Shannon’s place, Plot 31 Riverside Road. Note: there are 5kms of dirt road, so be prepared to drive slowly and admire the game on the way!
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!