Monthly Talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve : August 7th 2018




A G M on 7th August starts at  19h00.


The General Meeting follows then at 19:30 .

Speaker is Guy Palmer.

The talk will be mainly about Barn Owls and their interaction with small mammals. Demonstrating their usefulness in the agricultural landscape as a control mechanism for rodent irruptions in particular. It will also deal with the value of the analysis of regurgitated Barn Owl pellets in understanding historic climatic and the current small mammal distribution.

 "I am retired after working for Cape Nature for 45 years mainly in the Scientific Services section but also did a few years as Regional Manager of the West Coast Region. I could best be described as a "Conservation Ecologist" with a wide range of interests and experience in the field of conservation. I was also intimately involved in the successful submission and later extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site. "

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Normally the meeting time is 19h00 for 19:30 .

At  Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre   on Tygerberg Nature Reserve on Tygerberg Hill.

Cost at  the Function :

Friends of  Tygerberg Hills  free entry showing membership card .

Non-members visiting = R20 .00 donation.

For Friends of Tygerberg Hills details, only contact Diane on  021 975 5660



Coming up in September.

I will give talk on the garden and grounds of the hotel “the Greenest Hotel in Africa” the Hotel Verde as their head Gardener and grounds man, for the past 4 years. It has won numerous awards in the international arena.

I am Alex Duff.  Been a farmer for 10 years early in my working career,  then started a garden service that I  had for 10 years, then sold it.

Then started a retail marketing business for Organic products ,fertilizers etc to the green trade.