Help preserve our natural heritage

2018-12-11 06:00
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDThe walkers enjoying the guided birding and nature walk.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDThe walkers enjoying the guided birding and nature walk.

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THE Hillcrest Conservancy is set to host a guided birding and nature walk to raise awareness about the Springside Nature Reserve on Wednesday, December 12 in Hillcrest.

Hillcrest Conservancy is a non-profit group of volunteers which relies on the publics’ support to protect the environment.

Hillcrest Conservancy spokesperson Beryl Draper explained that the aim of the guided birding and nature walk is to share and raise awareness of Springside Nature Reserve with the public, as it is an ecologically important oasis in the heart of Hillcrest, offering a rich bio-diversity in 20ha of forest, grassland and wetland.

“We are doing this to offer the community an opportunity to enjoy a morning of observing and appreciating nature with like-minded folk,” she said.

Draper said that the community will benefit from this walk because they will learn more about the birdlife in Springside Nature Reserve. “Not only the public will benefit from it on the day but all the funds from that day will go towards the conservancy projects to try and make it more beautiful for the public,” said Draper.

She said that they would really appreciate it if the public came out in numbers to support this event because they will get to participate in the guided walk and learn a lot about the beautiful gardens.

In conclusion, Draper encouraged newcomers and experienced nature walkers to come and enjoy a morning of observing and appreciating nature with like-minded folk.

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