The fynbos is full of amazing ecological adaptations, interactions and dependencies. Many types of mammals, birds and insects play a role in fynbos pollination and dispersal. Since the 1970’s there has been a huge interest in fynbos research amongst the scientific community that has yielded a remarkable body of scientific literature. Unfortunately much of this research is hidden away in scientific journals making it difficult to find, is full of scientific jargon and generally hard to understand. My blogging philosophy in the ecology category aims to convert these wonderful scientific discoveries into stories in such a way that nature comes to life for the readers.
So why a fynbos blog? We have always been fascinated by the remarkable flora of the Cape. From a distance it looks like dull grey-green stuff, but get up close and you will find that it is teeming with life, is full of fascinating stories and has many uses. Enjoy!