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Preparing for the Fernkloof Flower Festival

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
For the past few days a group of very dedicated and energetic people have been gathering flowers, building displays, making arrangements, identifying specimens, printing photographs and beavering away to get this annual spectacle underway.  Tomorrow is…

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A Walk to the Vogelgat Waterfall

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
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

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? 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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Piet’s AMOEBA Walk

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
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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Orchid Hunting around Sedgefield

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
We have just returned from a four day outing to the area around Sedgefield where we went in search of Orchids.  This trip was precipitated by the devastating fires of last June in the area, as…

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Walking the Jeep Track Circuit

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
This morning eight keen botanists and nature geeks ventured up the ZigZag above Voelklip.  As we arrived at the start of the Jeep Track, we were met by Frank, who had left before us.  A welcome…

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Walking at Button Quail Farm

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Originally posted on roncorylus:
Fifteen Hurriers set out this morning for Button Quail Farm in the Elgin Valley.  We drove through many farms before eventually reaching the Palmiet river where we parked at the accommodation site.  From there we traversed…

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