Another long day in the ‘Burn’

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No less than 12 orchid fanatics set out from Hermanus this morning at 6 o’clock to see what we could find in the burn in Fernkloof.  These included Herbert Staerker and Callan Cohen, both experts in their field, so we were in very good company!

It was a perfect summer day with virtually no wind, although we welcomed the slight breeze to cool off a bit.  We had not gone far when we came across a good specimen of Acrolophia lamellata, followed by a Holothrix cernua.  Soon we were surrounded by Disabivalvata  and we must have seen thousands of them as we progressed our search for it’s near relative, Disa. atricapilla. We found a few hybrids, before eventually coming across two small, suggesting that this is only the beginning for this species.  Disa bodkinii, which was one of our targets was past its best and…

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One Response to Another long day in the ‘Burn’

  1. bernd u. margret bong says:

    Although there was a greater variety of flowers in December, a guided hike was also very interesting at the end of the summer. It is worth to hike in this beautiful natural reserve every time of the year. Thank you very much our guide Luvo Sofute for the very detailed explanations on fauna, flora and bird world.

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