Steppe Buzzard Released in Conservancy
On Friday 9th of March 2012, members from the conservancy had the honor of releasing a Steppe Buzzard at the Arboretum. It had been mauled by dogs and was treated by the local vet Dr Brenda Schlachter Daleside Veterinary Clinic. This bird made a miraculous recovery and was able to be released. Seeing the Buzzard fly off into the distance was an emotional and heart warming experience for all involved. This is what the Conservancy strives for and we hope to make it a regular occurrence by linking with FreeMe www.freeme.org.za. While on our way to the release site,we came across a magnificent puff adder crossing the road, these are notoriously shy and not often seen so it was also an exciting event. If you find a wild animal in need please contact someone from Thorntree Conservancy or your local vet. Keeping our wild animals in the wild is something that will benefit everyone in the area. How many people can still say that they saw a Puff Adder, Eagle, Duiker etc in their area? A special thanks to Lorentz Weisenbacher our local Conservancy Conservation Officer and Brenda for all their assistance with the release
Conservancy Members Honoured at 2011 AGM
Craig Howes, Michael Weisenbacher, Mark Hughes, Sean Pauw and the Community Police De Deur
Fire Protection Association members and Community Police Save our Koppie for our wildlife
Will you please send this to all involved. I would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!! to all those who helped with the fire on Sunday 8 August 2011. I was alone on the Plot and the speed with which that fire approached my property was quite alarming! I do not know what I would have done had you guys not come to my assistance. This has certainly been the worse fire on the koppie since I have lived here! It is really great to live in such a community that is always willing to help their neighbours.
Thanks once again! Regards Louise