‘Life on the Liesbeek’ Walk & Talk with Phil McLean

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Blog

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On Friday the 7th of July, Friends of the Liesbeek will be hosting a walk & talk on the Liesbeek river in Paradise Park (click on link for directions) led by Phil McLean, FoL chairperson and invasive species specialist. The event is open to any interested members of the public but is specifically aimed at children.

Titled, ‘Life on the Liesbeek‘ Phil will lead participants around Paradise Park, identifying and explaining the diverse array of life which occurs on the urban river. Phil is a biological ‘guru’ and an experienced outdoor guide with quick wit, so the event is sure to have children enthralled by different forms of life found. However, this does not mean that parents and other ‘older’ people aren’t more than welcome to attend. Having recently been recognised by the City of Cape Town’s invasive species unit for his excellent contribution to the spotter network, there will be more than enough opportunity to have more, ‘boring adult’, conversations pertaining to FoL’s biodiversity rehabilitation work being done on the Liesbeek.

Paradise Park is arguably one of the best spots on the Liesbeek River, with the Friends group of the park having spent plenty of time building up the park’s rest and play spots. The walk & talk will start at 3:30 and last for 30-40 minutes, but make sure to get there early or leave time to enjoy the park after.

Looking forward to spending time with all of the Liesbeek folk!

Phil McLean and City of Cape Town Biodiversity Manager, Julia Wood.

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