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MIDRAND REGION - TEA & A TALK

Unread postby Pooh Bear » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:56 pm

You are cordially invited to the third ‘Tea and a Talk’, presented by SANParks Honorary Rangers, Midrand Region

Our guest speaker, Ernst Retief, works as the Regional Conservation Manager at BirdLife South Africa in the Gauteng and Limpopo Provinces. His responsibilities include the management of the Important Bird Areas Programme within these provinces. He is responsible for the data and GIS management of the Important Bird Areas Programme nationally and is also involved in a project to obtain more information about the endangered Secretarybird in South Africa. This project includes fitting tracking devices to the birds to determine their foraging areas, juvenile dispersal and breeding biology.
During the talk Ernst will report back on progress and the results obtained so far.

Date: Saturday 20 April 2013 from 10:00 to 11:30
Venue: Pretoria Botanical Gardens, SANBI Educational Centre
Cost: R 60.00 per person (includes entry to the Botanical Gardens so you can enjoy a walk after the presentation)

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!! Bookings are only confirmed once payment is received.
Please e-mail us at midrandhr@gmail.com to reserve your seats.

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Re: MIDRAND REGION - TEA & A TALK

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:34 pm

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Unread postby hilda » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:57 pm

Barryels and I attended this talk this morning, and what a lovely, informative talk it was! A big thank you to all involved in the organisation of this talk, as well as the presenters. :clap: :clap:

Kendal, I think she was the organiser, came to introduce herself! What an awesome person! She even knew about our Meet with Crested Val and SO next Friday, and promised to ask her SO whether they could also attend! Lovely lady with a beautiful personality! She made us feel so welcome, although it was a Midrand Regional Honorary Rangers event, and I think Barry and I were the only "ordinary Forumites" present at this event.

One of the Honorary Rangers gave his presentation of the Gannets and Pelicans on the Malgas Island! Unfortunately we did not get his name, but it was very informative and interesting! :dance: :dance:

Then Ernst Retief presented his very informative talk about the Secretary Birds! Very interesting and we have enjoyed the whole event immensely! Lovely people, stunning event! I don't think we will ever want to miss any future events! :clap: :clap:

Pooh Bear (Kendal), if you read here, we are looking forward to see you next Friday evening at our Cocktail Party in honour of Crested Val and her SO! (I have already made your name tags!)
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Re: MIDRAND REGION - TEA & A TALK

Unread postby Pooh Bear » Sun May 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Thank you Hilda for attending our Tea and Talk and for highlighting it here. You are correct that it was a Midrand region initiative but the talks are not just for honorary rangers - they're open to the public and anyone can attend. The more the merrier! Our next one is on snakes on 17 August so hope to see you there (and any other forumites reading this!).

The chap that gave the talk on Malgas Island was Paul, one of our members. That's a project of our West Coast region but they open it up to other HRs from around the country and Paul went there with his family. Christmas with a difference!

BTW I heard an update about "Bling", the secretary bird that Ernst was telling us about. Apparently Bling is roaming around Botswana at the moment - will check the BLSA website later to get a proper update.

Lastly, thanks for making me :redface: and so sorry we didn't make it to the meet. Keep me posted for the next one though!
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Unread postby hilda » Tue May 14, 2013 6:16 am

I would love to follow Bling's route Pooh Bear! :D

The talk about Snakes sounds equally interesting, and we will definitely attend! :dance: :dance:

No problem about the meet! I think there will be another one in November! We are not organising that one, but I will let you know! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Scadoxus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:09 pm

Hi Pooh Bear
When is the next Tea and Talk? and the topic please? :think:
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Unread postby Pooh Bear » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Next Tea & Talk is on 17th August at the SANBI Environmental Centre and guest speaker is Mike Perry. Topic is SNAKES and there'll be a couple of live ones.... Will post the ad when I learn how to.

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Unread postby hilda » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:17 am

We are looking forward to this Tea and Talk Pooh Bear! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:43 am

Both of us are interested in attending,(Work constraints allowing of course)
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:48 am

Pooh Bear wrote:Next Tea & Talk is on 17th August at the SANBI Environmental Centre and guest speaker is Mike Perry. Topic is SNAKES and there'll be a couple of live ones....


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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:16 am

I am going to do everything in my power to be there :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby boertjie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:06 am

I attended a lecture at his training centre and he is really good. Loved it and learnt allot about snakes. I would recommend it to go and listen.

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Unread postby hilda » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:15 pm

We have already booked and paid, and have send the invitation to two other 'mites too! Looking forward to this Tea & Talk! :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:23 pm

Done and dusted as well, Looking for to the snakes......
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