Harmony Flats’ Unique And Irreplaceable Biodiversity

09-harmony-flats-natture-reserve-imageThe staff of Harmony Flats Nature Reserve, together with Gordon’s Bay Friends of the Environment Group and members of the Harmony Flats Working Group, will be offering guided walks at Harmony Flats Nature Reserve during this year’s spring season. Walks will take place every Tuesday and Thursday during September and October 2011.

Harmony Flats Nature Reserve is one of the over 30 natural sites managed by the City of Cape Town. It comprises 9 hectares of unique and critically endangered Lourensford alluvium fynbos, making it a ‘diamond in the rough’ which shares its treasures during the spring time when it bursts into a beautiful display of unique and interesting flowers.

This largely unknown jewel is home to more than 210 different plant species of which more over 20 are threatened. By offering spring walks to the public we hope to raise environmental awareness among residents in the area. The walks will also offer a fun filled activity for the community to participate in. The conservation of Cape Town’s biodiversity is not possible without the support of Capetonians and we are hoping that through awareness, the nature reserve will receive the support that is needed.

The spring walks will start at 10:00 and should finish by 12:00. A small donation of R10 per person will be charged and bookings must be made in advance. Dates for the walks are as follows; September 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 25, 27 and 29; and October 6, 11, 13, and 18. For further enquiries please contact Elzanne Burger or Sabelo Lindani at (021) 856 5605.

For more information on the City’s nature reserves, visit www.capetown.gov.za/naturereserves.

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