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Field Security: 0828281043

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Rangers: 082 802 5894

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John Webb 0797785359 
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PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS - DAMOINA BOSSIE

PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS - FAMINE WEED

 

Home owners of Marloth Park are urged to assist in the control of this dangerous, invasive, alien weed.

Description: Tall hairy stem, up to 1.5m high. Pale green, hairy leaves and prolific small white flowers.

Where: Roadsides, water courses and overgrazed land (Marloth Park)

Why Invasive: Parthenium can germinate and grow, mature and set seeds in 4 weeks.

It inhibits the growth of indigenous plants, and adults have up to 25000 seeds.

Health Risk: It is a skin and respiratory irritant to humans and exposure over prolonged periods can cause allergic dermatitis and asthma.

Control: Manual removal is recommended. Property owners can assist by removing plants from their stands. Always use gloves and goggles. Pull up the plants by their roots and bury deeply. It is preferable to do this before the plant seeds. DO NOT SLASH AS THIS SPREADS THE SEEDS.

Why do this: The assistance with the removal of this dangerous weed will benefit the veldt rehabilitation programme, the carrying capacity of our land and the future of Marloth Park.

For colour photographs, please visit www.marlothparkhonoraryrangers.co.za. Should you have a serious infestation on your property or should you need assistance please contact: USCHI POWELL 072 908 0350.

 

PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS - DAMOINA BOSSIE

 

Huis eienaars van Marloth Park word versoek om te help met die beheer van hierdiegevaarlike,  indringer, uitheemseonkruid.

Beskrywing: Lang, harigestam, tot 1.5m hoog. Liggroen, harige blare met digtekleinwitblommetjies.

Waar: Langspaaie, in water weëenoorbeweide veld (Marloth Park)

HoekomIndringer: Parthenium kan ontkiem, groei, volwasse status bereikensadevorm in net 4 weke. Dit inhibeer die groei van inheemseplanteenvolwasseplante kan tot 25000 sadevorm.

GesondheidsRisiko: Dit irriteer die velenrespiratoriesesisteem. Langduringekontak kan allergiese dermatitis enasmaveroorsaak.

Beheer: Fisieseverwydering word aanbeveel. Grondeienaars kan bydradeurplante van hulleerwe te verwyder. Dra altydhandskoeneenbrille. Trek die hele plante, insluitende die wortel, uitenbegrawebaiediep, verkieslikvoordatsadevorm. MOENIE DIE PLANT AFSNY NIE, WANT DIT VEROORSAAK DIE VERSPREIDING VAN SADE.

Hoekommoet dit gedoen word: Die verwydering van hierdie plant sal help met die veld rehabilitasie program, die drakapasiteit van die land en die toekoms van Marloth Park.

Om kleurfotos te sien, besoekgerus ons webwerf by www.marlothparkhonoraryrangers.co.za. Indien u ‘n ernstigebesmetting op u grond het, of indien u enigehulpnodig het kontakasseblief: USCHI POWELL 072 908 0350.

 

 

Snippets and Tips

Snippets and Tips.
Following good rains Marloth is looking green and lush, but much of the greenery is not edible for
our animals. We still need to ask property owners to continue the planting of grass seed.
Alien plant removal is going well with the help of many people. However, much still needs to be
done. We can advise owners as to which plants to remove from their property.
Easter will soon be upon us with the influx of many visitors who we sincerely hope have a wonderful
time in our beautiful place.
Please would homeowners assist us by advising guests not to hand feed the animals.
Although they may appear tame, they are still wild. Some instances observed are: Feeding Zebra
while standing in a group of the animals, handfeeding Ostrich and allowing children to attempt to
feed Warthog that have piglets. Feeding of Primates should not be done at all as Baboons and Vervet
Monkeys become extremely aggressive over time. They could attack and seriously injure someone.
There have already been instances of aggressive behaviour by baboons towards people in Marloth
Park.
Please visit our Stall at the Easter Fair at Marlothii Trading Post. See our exhibits and we will gladly
help you with any queries you may have.
Brokkies en Wenke.
Na die goeie reën lyk Marloth groen en welig, maar baie van die groenigheid kan nie deur ons diere
gevreet word nie. Ons vra nog steeds dat grond eienaars sal aanhou op gras sade te plant.
Die verwydering van uitheemse plante gaan goed met die hulp van baie mense, maar daar is nog
baie werk wat gedoen moet word. Eienaars kan ons gerus kontak indien hulle advies nodig het vir
watter plante verwyder moet word.
Paasfees gaan binnekort met ons wees en dit gaan gepaard met ‘n instroming van baie besoekers.
Ons hoop van harte dat hulle ‘n wonderlike tyd in ons pragtig dorp gaan geniet.
Ons versoek huis eienaars om ons te help deur nie toe te laat dat gaste die diere met die hand
probeer voer nie. Selfs al lyk hulle mak, is dit nog steeds wilde diere. ‘n Paar voorbeelde wat ons al
opgelet het is die volgende: Om Sebras te voer terwyl die diere mense omring, pogings om volstruise
met die hand te voer en om toe te laat dat kinders probeer om vlakvarke te voer wat kleintjies het.
Die voer van bobbejane en ape word ten sterkste afgekeur omdat hierdie diere met die tyd verskriklik
aggresief word. Hulle kan mense aanval en baie ernstige beserings veroorsaak. Ons het alreeds
kennis geneem van bobbejane se aggressiewe gedrag teenoor mense in Marloth Park.
Kom kuier gerus by ons stalletjie tydens die Paasfees mark by Marlothii Handelspos. Kyk na ons
uitstallings en ons sal graag help met enige navrae.

The Snakes 0f Marloth Park - November 2016

You are invited to a morning course “An introduction to the snakes of Marloth Park.”

 It will be presented by John Webb.

Date:           19 December 2016

Venue:         Jabula Lodge, Kurper Street, Marloth Park

Time:          9h00

Cost:           R30-00 per person.  Tea and coffee will be served.

RSVP:         John Webb   079 778 5359 or Genie Retief  0824646618.   Booking essential.

Snake activity has increased now that the days are warmer and the first rains have fallen. Many snakes move around in the early evenings. Snakes are not aggressive, nor will they chase people!  Stay 5m or more away from snakes and one cannot be bitten.  Snakes will move away when disturbed and will only strike if they feel threatened by being cornered or if someone is trying to catch them or kill them.   Prevent snakebite by leaving snakes alone. Be careful at night: wear closed shoes and use a torch.  Make sure there are no gaps under doors and keep doors and windows, that do not have flyscreens, closed. If you need a snake removed from your house phone John on 079 778 5359 or call Riaan at Field Security.

Die Slange van Marlothpark

U word uitgenooi na ’n oggendkursus getiteld “An introduction to the snakes of Marloth Park” (“Maak kennis met die slange van Marlothpark”) aangebied deur John Webb

Datum:              19 Desember 2016

Plek:                      Jabula Lodge,  Kurperstraat, Marlothpark

Tyd:                       09:00

Toegang:             R30,00 per person. Tee en koffie sal bedien word

RSVP: John Webb   079 778 5359 of Genie Retief 082 464 6618. Dis noodsaaklik om te bespreek.

Ons slange is weer bedrywig, nou dat die somer met sy warmer dae aangebreek het en die eerste reëns geval het. Baie slange beweeg in die vroeë aand  rond. Slange is nie van nature aggressief nie en sal ’n mens nooit sonder rede aanval nie. Bly 5 meter of verder van hulle weg en u sal nooit ’n byt opdoen nie. ’n Slang sal wegseil indien iemand op hom afkom en sal slegs na die person pik indien hy bedreigd voel deur letterlik of figuurlik in ’n hoek gedryf te word, of as daar gepoog word om die reptiel te vang of dood te maak. Laat slange met rus en vermy so enige ongeval. Wees veral gedurende die nag versigtig deur onder meer toeskoene te dra en met ’n flits toegerus te wees. Maak seker dat daar geen gapings onder deure voorkom nie en hou vensters sonder vlieëskerms toe.

Indien u verlang dat ’n slang van u standplaas verwyder word, kan u John

(079 778 5359) of Riaan by Field Sekuriteit skakel.

Snippets and Tips - March 2017

Snippets and Tips.
Following good rains Marloth is looking green and lush, but much of the greenery is not edible for
our animals. We still need to ask property owners to continue the planting of grass seed.
Alien plant removal is going well with the help of many people. However, much still needs to be
done. We can advise owners as to which plants to remove from their property.
Easter will soon be upon us with the influx of many visitors who we sincerely hope have a wonderful
time in our beautiful place.
Please would homeowners assist us by advising guests not to hand feed the animals.
Although they may appear tame, they are still wild. Some instances observed are: Feeding Zebra
while standing in a group of the animals, handfeeding Ostrich and allowing children to attempt to
feed Warthog that have piglets. Feeding of Primates should not be done at all as Baboons and Vervet
Monkeys become extremely aggressive over time. They could attack and seriously injure someone.
There have already been instances of aggressive behaviour by baboons towards people in Marloth
Park.
Please visit our Stall at the Easter Fair at Marlothii Trading Post. See our exhibits and we will gladly
help you with any queries you may have.
Brokkies en Wenke.
Na die goeie reën lyk Marloth groen en welig, maar baie van die groenigheid kan nie deur ons diere
gevreet word nie. Ons vra nog steeds dat grond eienaars sal aanhou op gras sade te plant.
Die verwydering van uitheemse plante gaan goed met die hulp van baie mense, maar daar is nog
baie werk wat gedoen moet word. Eienaars kan ons gerus kontak indien hulle advies nodig het vir
watter plante verwyder moet word.
Paasfees gaan binnekort met ons wees en dit gaan gepaard met ‘n instroming van baie besoekers.
Ons hoop van harte dat hulle ‘n wonderlike tyd in ons pragtig dorp gaan geniet.
Ons versoek huis eienaars om ons te help deur nie toe te laat dat gaste die diere met die hand
probeer voer nie. Selfs al lyk hulle mak, is dit nog steeds wilde diere. ‘n Paar voorbeelde wat ons al
opgelet het is die volgende: Om Sebras te voer terwyl die diere mense omring, pogings om volstruise
met die hand te voer en om toe te laat dat kinders probeer om vlakvarke te voer wat kleintjies het.
Die voer van bobbejane en ape word ten sterkste afgekeur omdat hierdie diere met die tyd verskriklik
aggresief word. Hulle kan mense aanval en baie ernstige beserings veroorsaak. Ons het alreeds
kennis geneem van bobbejane se aggressiewe gedrag teenoor mense in Marloth Park.
Kom kuier gerus by ons stalletjie tydens die Paasfees mark by Marlothii Handelspos. Kyk na ons
uitstallings en ons sal graag help met enige navrae.

Property Owners can assist in establishing new grass Cover - October 2016

To enable us to have good grass cover in Marloth Park, purchase and plant pre-packed locally indigenous grass seed. Please contact:

Penelope Mayson 082 4017051This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Each packet contains 500g grass seed.  Cost: R90.00.  Coverage: 20 square meters.

Seed mixture: There are four varieties of seed, all indigenous to Marloth Park, sold as a mixture: Panicum maximum, Eragrostiscurvula, Cenchrusciliaris and Digitariaeriantha.

To rehabilitate the veld on your property, try to keep the grass protected until it has seeded, if possible. Each packet of grass seed comes with sowing instructions. You may find that some of the seed may only germinate a season from now.  This is a natural growing phenomenon.

 If you need any more information please contact:

Joce Gordon 0823065133 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Genie Retief 0824646618 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

GRONDEIENAARS KAN HELP OM NUWE GRASBEDEKKING IN MARLOTHPARK TE VESTIG

Die geheim om weer ’n grastapyt in ons dorp te verkry, lê in die saai van plaaslike, inheemsegrassaad wat u in voorafverpaktevorm kan bekomdeur in verbinding te tree met Penelope Mayson (082 401 7051 of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Elke pakkiebevat 500g grassaad. Prys: R90.00. Bedekking: 20 vk. m.

Saadmengsel: Viersaadvariëteite — almalinheemsaanMarlothpark — is as ’n mengselbeskikbaar in elkepakkie. Die variëteite is Panicum maximum, Eragrostiscurvula, CenchrusciliarisenDigitariaeriantha.

Om die rehabilitasie van die veld op u eiendom te bespoedig, is dit belangrik dat u, indienmoontlik, die grasbeskermtotdat dit saadgeskiet het. Aanwysingsoor hoe u te werkmoetgaan om die gras te saai, word saam met die pakkiesvoorsien. U mag bevind dat daar van die saad is wat eers ’n seisoen van nouafontkiem. Dis heel natuurlik.

Die volgendepersone kan u met verdereraadbedien:

            Joce Gordon          082 306 5133, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            Genie Retief           082 464 6618, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 
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