John Stott birding day: 13 May 2023
On 13 May 2023, teams around the world will take part in the John Stott memorial birding day organised by A Rocha to commemorate and celebrate our great friend and supporter John Stott’s legacy as a theologian, pastor and birdwatcher.
Get involved by:
- Competing in the bird race
- Using our resource to have a bird-themed spiritual retreat
- Entering our photography competition
- Sharing your stories on the day in our Facebook group
World Fish Migration Day
A Rocha KZN joined a team from University of KwaZulu-Natal for a fish survey of Boulder Dam in the Ferncliffe Nature Reserve. Against expectations, the survey yielded no fish species and only produced a handful of Common Platanna’s (Xenopus leavis). FUN FACT: The female Common Platanna will spawn if injected with the urine of a pregnant woman. In the 1940s and ‘50s, this was the only available pregnancy test and many hospitals around the world kept and bred platannas so that they could perform such tests.
John Stott Memorial Birding Day
I love being part of the global A Rocha International family and on the board of reference for A Rocha South Africa. Being able to take part in the John Stott Memorial Birding Day each year is something I look forward to, and getting to do it this year in one of my favorite spots in the world, Cousine Island Seychelles was a special treat!