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At Last! Another Orchid

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A walk in Fernkloof this morning revealed a single Disperis capensis at the side of the path.  This is the ‘Moederkappie’ and is a particularly beautiful little flower. Disperis capensis Unfortunately there was a strong breeze…

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Dot’s Dash 2017

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Our annual walk up Dot’s Dash in the Kogelberg did not disappoint.  The weather was very favourable and cool, although there was a stiff westerly breeze blowing.  Only eight Hurriers pitched up, but they all enjoyed…

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 1st April 2017- Launch date of new Fernkloof website ! 

The Hermanus Botanical Society website has been redesigned! AND it has a NEW WEB ADDRESS Members will be able to access the user-friendly site via desktop computers, tablets and cellphones. The site contains a record of all 1250 plant species found … Continue reading

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New Orchid in the Kogelberg

This morning the Cape Times carried a report of a new Orchid, Satyrium Liltvedianum, which was found by Dr Timotheus van der Niet in the Kogelberg in 2009.  It is named after Bill Liltved, the author of ‘The Cape Orchids’, … Continue reading

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The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the largest international plant conservation project in the world.   Its aim is to safeguard as many as possible of the planet’s plant species by saving their seeds for the future.  The current goal is … Continue reading

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Searching the ‘waterfalls’ for the Red Disa – and a cell phone on ‘life support’!

A group of intrepid Botsoc members left Hermanus at 6am on Saturday as the full moon was setting in the west – hoping to avoid the heat that was forecast for the day. We were joined by Mike Ford of … Continue reading

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Our Phosphorescent Sea

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Last night we went down to the beach and were quite gobsmacked by the beautiful phosphorescence which we saw in the breaking waves and spray along the Hermanus coastline.  To stand in the dark and see…

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