Gosling launch party

The Goslings, and adults too, were there.  They had dozens of activities laid on for them, they were kept happy and busy...

And what a successful party it was.  I was not there but from all reports it was a great success and enjoyed by all. Cilla and Rupert pulled out all the stops,  the organisation and preparation, the garden setup, the name tags, the party food and the vlei was looking at its best. 
Thank you C & R you  did us proud again!

  Here are a few pictures, but to see the whole album click down here to go to this URL:

  http://picasaweb.google.com/phil.jaques/20091006#

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The Gosling launch

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Frogs and things


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This is the jungle path


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Keeping tabs


These pictures show some indoor activity but of course most of the time Goslings were busy outside, the weather was perfect the party was perfect...

Welcome to G.E.E.S.E.

Thank you for visiting the GEESE website.

GEESE is the acronym for Glencairn Education & Environmental Support Enthusiasts, we are a group of people who are passionate about our vlei (valley) through which runs the River Els (Else) on its way into False Bay off the Cape Peninsula.
At times it seeps through a wetland (which was caused by man), only to form a river as it flows out into the sea, with water in it all the year round. The wetland was caused by the rail and road bridges over the Els River being built in the early 1900s on the Simon’s Town side of Glencairn Beach/Els Bay. This prevented the sea from flowing naturally and tidally up the river.

The wetland was declared a Nature Conservation Area by John Wiley, then MP for Simon’s Town, as is recorded on a rock where the Glen Road crosses the Els. There are a number of paths round the wetland, some being used by workers going to and from work, and all of them by walkers, many with their dogs.

We have two pans with different characteristics: the top one is the home of Moorhens who have raised two clutches this season, three lots of chicks in each, and the bottom, nearer the sea, is home for the Coots. There should be many more birds but there are two busy roads on either side which are inhibiting factors.