Monthly Archives: November 2016

Millennium Seed Bank Partnership

Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) is an international seed conservation programme, centered at Kew Botanical Garden, UK and the MSBP in South Africa, a part of the South African National Biodiversity Initiative, forms part of a network of partners across … Continue reading

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Disa bodkinii

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I was interested to read in ‘The Cape Orchids’ that previously located specimens of this plant showed up to 9 flowers.  This led me to take another look at my pictures taken on Friday and I…

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Another Rare Orchid

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One of the Prestwick Village residents had the savvy to report an Orchid growing near the estate.  This morning we tracked it down and were thrilled to find a fine specimen of Orthochilus litoralis (previously Eulophia…

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Three More Orchids in Fernkloof

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What an exciting day we had!  Firstly I (the lone man!) was accompanied by nine lovely ladies, then we saw a trio of Klipspringers, I saw a large Cape Cobra, we put up a Hottentot Buttonquail,…

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Walking the ‘Burn’ on 18 November

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Luckily we had good weather for a change, but missed many of our regular participants. Liz led us a merry dance, however, and we covered around 13 km over a period of just under nine hours!…

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Rotary Way in November

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Renee and I visited the burn on Rotary Way this morning, hoping to find some interesting orchids, but to no avail.  All we saw was C. atrata and D. bracteata.  We did, however, enjoy the good…

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Chasing the Satyrium rhynchanthum

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Today we climbed behind Galpin hut with Herbert Starker, renowned Orchid photographer, in order to find Satyrium rhynchanthum. We were lucky and found a very fine number of good specimens. We also saw many Disa racemosa,…

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