The Blue Crane


Johannesburg, South Africa—the blue crane and other birds—Scotch Madhlophe

This year it was simple—I went to a nearby stream which runs down to the Natalspruit River, which is mostly contaminated by chemicals from the nearby industrial area. The Stream and the river are frequented by birds such as the Blue Crane. What we did—i went with my son and his cousins—the aim is to familiarise them with respecting birds as most young kids like throwing stones at birds. Feeling—the kids never really understood what we were doing at the end they realised and started commenting that they have learned out of that short trip. Further plans is to engage with local youth clubs and schools and look at what can we do to save the Blue Crane.