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Hermanus Botanical Society Mandela Day 67-minute challenge 18 July 2019 Camphill Farm, Hemel & Aarde Valley

Staunch and intrepid Hermanus Botanical Society members braved wind and the odd rain shower to do their bit for the Mandela day challenge yesterday. We were warmly welcomed by Debi, Rowena and Michelle and taken to the clearing spot close … Continue reading

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The Natural Rhythms of Life

During a recent Friday talk, we had the pleasure of hearing Fiona Sym sharing her insights into living our lives to an ancient rhythm. “One of the reasons I like to share my knowledge of natural rhythms is because I … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Talks

For an update of what is happening in the BotSoc please see the attached  3 June 19 Rhythms of Life Fiona Sym

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The rewards of ‘fire monitoring’

Since the fire on 11th January a group of fire monitors has been observing the regrowth on the burnt slopes. Often blackened with ash they hang over path edges or clamber up rocks in order to photograph and record their … Continue reading

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Braai in the Fernkloof Gardens

Every February, the HBS Committee hosts a braai for members in the Fernkloof gardens.  Chops, Wors and Sosaties are expertly grilled by Hoogie van Hoogstraten and his fellow braai-masters.  Another team creates a selection of tasty and creative salads plus … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Vogelgat Waterfall

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There were 11 enthusiastic Hurriers in Vogelgat with perfect hiking conditions to look for the Disa uniflora and to reach the waterfall for a swim. The first Disa was found relatively early during the hike and…

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Fynbos Fires and their Consequences for Birds

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? Positive benefits of fynbos fires are short-term food opportunities for some species Raptors are often attracted to fire and its charred results, moving in from adjacent habitats. This is particularly evident where predatory…

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