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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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Mossel River path renewal

If you go down to the Mossel today you are in for a big surprise. Everyone should gather there because… Todays the day you can once more walk along the path next to the river from the sea to the … Continue reading

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Piet’s AMOEBA Walk

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This morning Piet promised us an interesting walk – described by him as “The Amoeba”  It was 5.4 km in length and it was most enjoyable, taking 15 Hurriers through a section of the burn and…

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Important Art Exhibition in Hermanus

Margaret de Villiers’ beautiful botanical art is currently on show at the FynArts Gallery in Hermanus.  This is a unique opportunity for the public to see and enjoy this wonderful work by one of our best local artists and winner … Continue reading

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