What a pleasure it was to meet teachers Dirk and Rita Lagerwerf and be asked to take their 8 students from Grade 4 & 5 from Ashford School around Steenbok.(picture left)
The sharp eyed youngsters were extremely good at spotting our Knysna dwarf chameleons and keen to learn about fauna & flora facts.(picture right)
The youngsters were also able to witness the caterpillars’ hungry habits for Sersia crenate (Dune crowberry) along the tow path and share their knowledge on these insects regarding their life cycles. Finally, they discovered how aromatic some of our indigenous plants can be – some smelling slightly better than others it was agreed, and the many uses these can have.
All in all, a lot of fun was had and a lot of knowledge / experience shared all around.