Monthly Archives: October 2016

Great News!

A single Disa atrorubens, which is easily confused by the amateur as D. ophrydea, was recently noted.  We photographed it and Bill Liltved was able to confirm it as D. atrorubens. This is an exciting find and a new addition to … Continue reading

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The Green Orchid – Bonatea speciosa

Occurring all along the southern and eastern coast of South Africa, this unusual orchid is well represented in Hermanus.  It flowers between June and December and is pollinated by the Hawkmoth.  (photos by KRH)

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Rotary Way in October

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This morning I decided to see what interesting flowers I could find to photograph along Rotary Way above Hermanus.  The recently burnt section on the way up was spectacular. Whereas the Wachendorfia are all but over,…

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On the Jeep Track in Fernkloof

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There were five of us who hiked up Droekloof and on to the Jeep Track this morning.  The wind was strong and on the Dragon’s Back section, we were having to hold on tightly for fear…

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Botanising in the Burn

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A day spent searching in the burnt fynbos below Galpin Hut and across towards, and along the Jeep Track in Fernkloof, proved to be a rewarding experience yesterday, when 7 keen orchid hunters set out in…

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Orchids near the Visitors’ Centre

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This morning we had intended searching for the bee that pollinates the Disa pillansii on the slopes below Galpin Hut, but the weather was too cool, so instead, we searched for Orchids along the path to…

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Post Fire Monitoring

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Today we did another Post Fire monitoring walk up to and around Galpin Hut, under the watchful eyes of Sandy, Liz and Margaret.  These are some of the sharpest eyes I know and, once again, they…

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