Women’s day in Steenbok

Calling themselves ‘the Steenbokkies’ , these volunteers took time off to pose for a pic on a warm sunny Womens’ Day in the Reserve. Usually they are hard at work behind the scenes in the Reserve or at their computers preparing new and exciting posts for the Steenbok Website and Facebook page. 

Letti (right) and Diana (left) make sure the public is kept informed of all the happenings in Steenbok, providing Facebook posts three times a week. On any given day you can find them, cameras in hand, chatting to visitors in the Reserve, and recording any interesting events that are happening. They also regularly update and refresh the flora and fauna photos on the Website. 

Letti spends her free time editing, updating and adding to the flora and fauna pages of the Website. Her efforts ensure that our Website contains detailed descriptions that are scientifically correct, and at the same time informative, interesting, and enjoyable for our browsers.

Suzie (middle) is in charge of the Childrens’ Corner of the website, making sure our younger followers have easy access to information about the many natural wonders that can be seen in the Reserve, in a way that is both entertaining and educational. We have had very positive responses from our members with regard to the Facebook and Website changes and would like to thank them for their support and encouragement.

A typical Steenbokkie day

Barbara Krige, with her husband Louis, visit Steenbok Nature reserve nearly every day. Barbara’s energetic enthusiasm is an added bonus to the Steenbokkie team. She volunteers her time with daily walks in Steenbok checking the gardens, pathways and bins are neat and clean. She can also be found walking in the Point and Kingfisher Creek checking there is no illegal bait collecting.

These four committed women also volunteer their time and knowledge to take schools and other small groups on tours of Steenbok. At the end of the year they will be representing Steenbok at the Leisure Isle festival, raising funds, spreading awareness, and recruiting new Friends for the Reserve.