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Orchids Galore at Gydo Pass

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Yesterday we had an absolutely fantastic outing to Gydo Pass to search for Orchids.  Lester, who has been there previously, was our guide and he did an excellent job, showing us no less than 18 species…

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Orchids at De Kelders/Gansbaai

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We went to De Kelders and Gansbaai this afternoon to search for orchids and were rewarded with a couple of lifers!  I must admit, however, that it was only due to Lester’s expert knowledge that we…

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Dr Di Marais wins Mayoral Award for Environmental Conservation

The Hermanus Botanical Society heartily congratulates Chairman Dr Di Marais on winning the 2018 Mayoral Award for Environmental Conservation. The awards ceremony took place on 4th October. Di’s award is richly deserved. She has worked tirelessly to promote the priceless … Continue reading

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Flower frenzy on De Mond se Kop

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This morning I had the singular pleasure of accompanying eight ladies on their walk up the Zig-Zag path and on to De Mond se Kop in search of interesting plants.  We were not disappointed. A bitterly…

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De Bos Wetland Trail

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De Bos has, through Frank Woodvine, developed a wetland trail through their farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley.  Frank led us through this area this morning and we were all enthralled to see what he…

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Dot’s Dash 2018

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Nine Hurriers had the pleasure of walking Dot’s Dash this morning.  It was perfect walking weather apart from the rather stiff breeze, but there were plenty of places where we were in the lee of the…

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Disa uniflora

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A quick foray into Vogelgat Reserve this afternoon to see the Red Disa was everything we wanted.  Never before have I been able to photograph 10 blooms in close proximity to each other.  It really was…

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New Link Added

I have added a link to the Kogelberg Botanical Society to this blog.  Just click on it under ‘Blogroll’ on the right hand side and you will go through to an interesting site.

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Walking the Perdeberg Trail

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This morning 9 Hurriers took to the Perdeberg Trail for the first time in around 10 years.  Why we haven’t walked it more often remains a mystery, as it is one of the most beautiful places…

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Holothrix schlechteriana at Papiesvlei

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Today we were lucky enough to be invited to Papiesvlei, where we were taken to the site of a recently discovered Holothrix schlechteriana, a new Orchid for most.  It was quite an effort chasing through thick…

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