Residents invited to photograph flora and fauna

Pam Knipe, of Wynberg, photographing a cycad cone.

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area, the City of Cape Town, schools, the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) and many other organisations, will be taking part in the Global City Nature Challenge from tomorrow, Friday April 26 to Monday April 29.

The challenge sees cities around the world compete in recording the most observations of plant and animal species.

The conservation area hopes to showcase the amazing biodiversity within its own and the city’s boundaries.

The competition is open to residents and tourists of all ages.

This is the first year African cities will be participating and Cape Town joins Port Harcourt and Nairobi in the challenge.

“We are extremely proud to participate in this globally important biodiversity competition and look forward to this exciting challenge. We are inviting all Capetonians to ‘bioblitz’ our nature reserves and natural open areas to record everything alive over those four days,” said Marian Nieuwoudt, mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment.

The Friends of Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area invite all who enjoy nature to participate in the Global City Nature Challenge. They will meet at the Wetton Road entrance to the racecourse on Sunday April 28 at 9am.

Come with your smartphone or camera to record as many as possible of the species within the conservation area.

For information on the challenge, go to or call Jerry on 021 700 1843.