Monthly Archives: October 2014

Some Fernkloof Orchids

A walk to Aasvoelkop on Friday with a very enthusiastic orchid group revealed some interesting plants which have really come into their own since the recent fires in the area. The two most prominent species were Satyrium stenopetalum and Disa … Continue reading

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Cape Bladderwort

En route to the top of Aasvoelkop on Friday, we came across a beautiful display of Utricularia bisquamata flowers, Cape bladderwort or Kaapse blasieblom. Utricularia bisquamata is a small annual carnivorous plant, a bladderwort indigenous to South Africa.  It is … Continue reading

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Vogelgat Orchids

Last week Belle’s babes (and guys) planned to walk in Vogelgat.  We were delighted to find Belle at the start of the walk on Wednesday morning.  She had come to remind us that it was post fire orchid time and proceeded … Continue reading

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Sonderothamnus petraeus

Near the start of the Dot’s Dash walk in Kleinmond, we spotted what looked like the Sonderothamnus speciosus (Penaceae family), but were puzzled that the plants were growing out of rock crevices. I have since learnt that this is the … Continue reading

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Traffic is Increasing

During the first eight months of this blog it only had around 1900 views recorded.  I am happy to say that things are improving and we had just under 1000 in September. Hopefully you are finding the new format acceptable … Continue reading

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