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SPECIALISED ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, CAPE TOWN

Hi All   Please find attached advert for vacancy as specialised environmental officer with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. fynbos-forum-website

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Stewardship job opportunity with Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism

The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency is advertising for a Stewardship Ecologist – take a look stewardship-ecologist for more info.

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Diversity

For twenty years I have been stomping around the foothills around my farm in the western Overberg looking at flowers. Throughout this time I have continuously being astounded by one thing……..DIVERSITY. The more you look, the more you see. And the more you … Continue reading

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What’s flowering – The Caledon bluebell (Gladiolus bullatus)

This magnificent Gladiolus is flowering at the moment on the hills above Walker Bay. It has a narrow distribution range from Houw Hoek and the Kogelberg to Bredasdorp. The Caledon Bluebell grows in stony sandstone-derived soils and occasionally on limestone outcrops, in … Continue reading

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What’s flowering -Ferraria crispa

One of the most beautiful flowering bulbs along the coast in the Walker Bay region is Ferraria crispa. I took these photos in August on the Danger Point Peninsula. It can be found growing mostly on coastal sands, but also in … Continue reading

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Sheltering in the koppies

A walk through a recently burnt fynbos landscape is always lots of fun and full of exciting flowering finds. I recently visited an area burnt just five months ago at the end of summer in the Waterford section of the … Continue reading

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Gladiolus meridionalis shows its different colour forms

Using flower colour for identifying plants can be quite confusing. I recently found four different colour variations of Gladiolus meridionalis within a few kilometres of each other and all on the same soil type.               … Continue reading

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What’s flowering – the spider orchid (Bartholina etheliae)

This beauty is flowering at the moment on Grootbos Nature Reserve (www.grootbos.com) and the Fynbos Trail (www.fynbostrail.co.za). Its not that easy to find as it stands just 10 to 15cm above the ground on a thin hairy stem in relatively … Continue reading

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Whats flowering – Gladiolus miniatus

I have just returned from some awesome botanising in the limestone hills between Pearly Beach and Baardskeedersbos. Even though it is quite late in the season I found some beautiful plants in full flower on the limestone ridges. This area burnt in … Continue reading

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Invitation to Bolus herbarium’s 150th anniversary celebration

Invitation to Bolus Herbarium and associated Library’s 150th From its humble beginnings in Graaff-Reinet  in 1865, the Bolus Herbarium, together with its excellent botanical library, today forms a unique teaching and research facility at UCT. With over 350,000 specimens, which … Continue reading

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