This was one of the many nature guardians created by local school learners at Princess Vlei in the last few weeks.
Learners from Levana Primary, Primrose Park Primary and Lotus High came to Princess Vlei to create the guardians: symbolic figures to express the children’s commitment to caring for nature and wild creatures.
The learners first explored Princess Vlei to observe what animals were living there, and to discuss what dangers threatened them, and what they needed to keep safe. Learners also gathered found natural material such as sticks, leaves and feathers. Our young naturalists were particularly inspired by a large crab spotted on the banks of the southern outlet canal.