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What’s flowering – Gladiolus meridionalis

I took a walk through Flower Valley today and came across stacks of Gladiolus meridionalis in full flower.  These are really beautiful Glads, with magnificent pink flowers that are adapted to pollination by sunbirds. Somewhat unusual for sunbird pollination, the … Continue reading

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Vacancies at Cape Nature: Closing date 12 April 2013

Dear all Vacancies at CapeNature Please see the two attachments for 1. Conservation Assistant, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve 2. Programme Manager: Integrated Catchment Management Conservation Assistant, HHNR, 12 April 2013; Untitled attachment 00002 Closing Date: 12 April 2013. Kind Regards Simona … Continue reading

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Fynbos identification course at Kirstenboch, 2-5 April 2013

Dear Fynbos Fanatics I will be running another introductory Fynbos identification course at Kirstenbosch, 2-5 April 2013.  click here for more details.. fynbos plant ID workshop April 2013 Cost R1900 includes notes, dissecting tools and required book. The attached document has … Continue reading

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The SAEON Fynbos node variation in hydraulic traits MSc opportunity

Dear all SAEON MSC opportunity The SAEON Fynbos node in collaboration with UCT is looking for a student to study SAEON Fynbos Node MSc bursary_hydraulic traits.  The student will compare various hydraulic traits of Protea repens with reference to a 1990s data … Continue reading

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The pincushion tale

A movie about the amazing Leucospermum pattersonii

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Watch our new pincushion movie

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Postgraduate bursaries: SAEON Fynbos Node, closing date 10 January 2012

Please could you distribute this advertisement for 1 PhD and 2 MSc bursaries at the Fynbos Node of the South African Environmental Observation Network. Students interested in studying global change in fynbos are encouraged to apply. For more inf click … Continue reading

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What’s flowering – Lanaria lanata

The Cape Edelweiss (Lanaria lanata) is flowering in the young burnt vegetation around Kogelberg Nature Reserve at the moment.  It is an upright plant that reaches 80cm, with numerous stiff, narrow leaves at the base that arise from a woody … Continue reading

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What’s flowering – Leucadendron salignum

  The common sunshine conebush, or geelbos as it is known in afrikaans, is the most wide-spread member of the Protea family in the fynbos. It is a very common species growing in a wide range of soil types from the … Continue reading

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What’s Flowering – Erica coriifolia and Erica canaliculata

In the last week I was fortunate enough to spend time in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve as well as in the foothills of the Tsitsikamma range at Milwood, north of Knysna. I was quite confused by this large flowered Erica coriifolia … Continue reading

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