Category Archives: Working with fynbos
The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency is advertising for a Stewardship Ecologist – take a look stewardship-ecologist for more info.
1st ANNUAL INDIGENOUS PLANT FAIR BWI Waverley Hills is planning a unique Fynbos/Indigenous Plant Fair on their property in September. They are providing an opportunity for any local suppliers of fynbos or indigenous plants, suppliers of garden equipment and garden craft to showcase their products … Continue reading
A few weeks back a troop of baboons spent the day on my farm feasting on grapes and sliding down my thatched roof. The result was an awful mess, dirty paw prints all over the walls, gutters hanging from their … Continue reading
Without doubt one of the trickiest groups of plants to identify in the fynbos are the restios. They often dominate the Cape Flora over large areas and while any of the other fynbos groups can be absent from a particular … Continue reading
Hi All Upcoming bioblitzes – Romansrivier and Rondevlei We have exciting trips lined up for the next couple of weekends. This Sunday we will be exploring the farm Romansrivier, which is a well-known … Continue reading
Do you know anyone who might want to buy the naming rights to a beautiful new species of South African iris?
I recently become a Trustee of the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust – a new conservation trust set up in the Overberg and focused on the conservation of renosterveld and threatened lowland fynbos in the region. This South African charity is … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I was fortunate to spend a couple of days on a search and rescue project transplanting rare plants from quarry sites and along the road verges between Paleisheuwel and Graafwater up the West Coast. This area … Continue reading
While paddling my canoe on Kraaibosch dam in the Uilkraals Valley near Gansbaai last week, I noticed a bright splash of pink on the bank of the dam that I had never seen before. Being an inquisitive botanist I swung over to the bank and found the source of the pink splash to be this beautiful heather, Erica axillifora. Not only had I never seen it before, but it was also the first time that this species has been recorded in the area.
On the weekend I took my family for a drive down to the Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Every day hundreds of tourists from all over the world drive down this road to go White shark diving. It has always been … Continue reading