Category Archives: Talks

Red Tides – the beautiful danger

Our recent Friday talk in the Fernkloof Hall took us off the hills and into our coastal waters. Dr Nuette Gordon, a marine biologist with Abagold, set the scene by emphasizing the influence the two major currents, the warm Agulhas … Continue reading

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The fascination of Plant Names

Vic Hamilton Attwell had us all fascinated at our October talk with his wide knowledge of the history of plant names.  Perhaps we had all thought that until Linnaeus sat down with his quill pen and his hand lens, plants … Continue reading

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Botanical Art with Barbara Pretorius

The Fernkloof Hall was overflowing on Friday evening with both HBS members and guests looking forward to learning more about botanical art as interpreted by Barbara Pretorius. Barbara has been painting flowers for thirty years or so.  She loves plants … Continue reading

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The Human – Baboon interface in Rooiels

The HBS hosted the much anticipated baboon talk by Joselyn Mormile on Friday 22 June. The packed-to-capacity hall gave an indication of the interest in the subject and the Q&A afterwards revealed the various concerns in the community. (The glass … Continue reading

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Pollination strategies of Plants and Birds

This month’s talk in the Fernkloof Hall was given by Prof Johann du Preez who discussed the pollination strategies of both plants and their animal pollinators. As birds are major plant pollinators, we invited members of the local bird clubs … Continue reading

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