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The Marloth Park Honorary Rangers is a group of voluntary property owners who offer their time, expertise and resources while working to a code of conduct for the benefit of conservation and the environment in Marloth Park and Lionspruit.

 

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General Meetings - open to all - are held at 08:00 on the last Thursday of each month in the Boardroom at Henk van Rooyen Park.

Chief Honorary Ranger's Reports  Open Meetings
 Closed Meetings  Committee meetings

 

PLEASE DON'T EAT MY HUSBAND!!!  This ostrich was dangerous.  There was a group of 3 males along Seekoei Road.  2 were relatively relaxed but the 3rd came right up very close to  us obviously looking for food.  It's mouth was wide open and it's strong beak was dangerously close.  It took no notice of our efforts to shoo it away.  Please be very careful of the ostriches.... They can become very aggressive and a kick from an ostrich can cause serious damage .  Please don't feed them .  Feeding them makes them associate people with food and puts all of us, including our children and our visitors, in extreme danger! (Joce Gordon)

 

 

THE HONORARY RANGERS CELEBRATE THE WORK DONE TOGETHER WITH THE NKOMAZI GAME RANGERS OF MARLOTH PARK DURING 2016.
The annual braai was held on Friday the 18 November at Henk van Rooyen.  It was an overcast, cool day and without rain. 

The event was enjoyed by all who attended.  Peter Craig-Cooper gave a speech of thanks to the Game Rangers for all the assistance they have given to the Honorary Rangers in their work for the good of Marloth Park. He also thanked them for the difficult and sometimes unpleasant tasks they often have to handle.

Elfas Mahori, Senior Game Ranger, replied with his thanks for the efforts and support that the Honorary Rangers give them with their jobs and for giving them the celebration braai. We thank Honorary Rangers Nellie and Jim Morgan who arranged all the food and drink for this event.  Nellie made delicious pap with her mouth-watering sauce and Jim was the chief braai-master and was helped by Game Rangers Jaco and Terence to braai the meat.  

 

GRASS SEED

The Honorary Rangers are pleased to inform you that grass seed can be obtained from :-

Marlothi Trading Post in 250gm packets which covers 10m2

Daisy's Den in 500gm packets which covers 20m2

 

 

A Property Owner's Guide to Conserve Indigenous Flora

See the new Guide to the Alien Plants of Marloth Park here

 

The Latest game Count: September 2016

 

 lionessOur Lions: click here for the latest news     See our lions in Action here!

 

 

 

Conservation

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Our primary concern as Honorary Rangers is the well-being and long-term survival of Marloth Park as a viable nature Conservancy.

To achieve this, we must    •  Manage the veldt    and    •  Manage the Widlife

All property Owners bear a responsibility to care for their own properties and ensure that everyting we do encourages the well-being of the veldt and therefore the animals.

On this website there are articles describing how we can best ensure that we keep the veldt natural and the animals wild.

 Hon Rangers Monthly Advice to Property Owners Veldt and Game Management
 Look after your own property Feeding during drought  
Marloth Park - our wonderland All about the Veldt  

Honorary Rangers together with the property Ownders Association and the Marlothii Conservancy have formed a FORUM in order to present a unified approach to the management of the Veldt and the animals.

Read about the Forum and the MPPOA 5-Point Plan

Spotted bush snake

A spotted bush snake captures a frog! Photos

 

 

 

Swazi Lily

Adenium Swazicum

These beautiful Swazi Lilies are in the bush in Lionspruit. The bush in this particular area has very many growing naturally.  This lily blooms prolifically.  The bloom range from a rich darker pink to light pink as the flowers fade.  It is a succulent deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum of 1m on flat, sandy plains in the bushveld. The main stem is single, short and stubby.  There are several ascending branches.  The leaves are narrowly oblong and are clustered at the end of branches. The fruit is paired cylindrical pods which turn greyish-brown when ripe.  The Adenium swazicum is a protected plant and may not be sold without a permit.

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Nyala in Lionspruit

Photo by Joce Gordon  

 

 

 

 

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Alien plant of the Month

December 2016

Swordfern Nephrolepis exaltata

Featured Aliens

 

Bird walks

birdingBird walks hosted by Honorary Rangers are held on the first Saturday of the month. The next meeting place is the corner of Crocodile and Volstruis Streets at 05h30.
 

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Our vision

hrOur vision is to support and assist the Nkomazi Municipality Conservation Department within Marloth Park with their management strategies and objectives while being an effective volunteer group. 
Read a brief  History of Honorary Rangers and the Conservancy

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