Three More Orchids in Fernkloof


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, A pair of Jackal Buzzards engaged in some aerobatic flying above us, and our regular Sentinel Rock Thrush was on hand to welcome us.

The fynbos was particularly good along our chosen route, from the top of the Voelklip ZigZag, via the firebreak to De Mond se Kop and then on to the Jeep Track until the Mossel River causeway, after which we took the path to Galpin, before returning via White Rock and Adder’s Ladder; a distance of 11.6 km.

What made it special was the fact that, in addition to the many common Orchids that we saw along the route, we got a good patch of Pachites bodkinii, a single Eulophia…

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2 Responses to Three More Orchids in Fernkloof

  1. Margaret deVilliers says:

    You are amazing. I am most impressed . Well done Mags


  2. Lee Burman says:

    Hi Ron, as usual your pix are superb. Was there really only one Eulophia tabularis? It has not been recorded in Fernkloof before. I can’t believe how many previously unrecorded Orchidaceae are popping up. If it’s not possible to collect a specimen, can I have a copy of the pic for the Herbarium please? Lee

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