Category Archives: Walks

Platbos

There’s always lots of enthusiasm on a BotSoc walk: eager observers all of the wonders that bless us in the Overberg, experts in the Latin genus, species and family and those of us who dabble around the edges using a … Continue reading

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Mossel River Arboretum 23rd May 2018

This arboretum is along the Mossel River before it goes under the bridge at Lizette’s circle. It was planted by Ion Williams and Eric Jones in the sixties. Ian, the founder of Vogelgat and also instrumental in construction of paths … Continue reading

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De Bos Wetland trail. Wednesday 25 April 2016

A large group of Wednesday botanical enthusiasts set off on Wednesday on the new trail that Frank Woodvine has laid out on De Bos farm, next to De Bos dam on the Karwyderskraal road, in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. … Continue reading

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More Images from Gilly

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Nerine sarniensis

A large Botanical group visited Vogelgat yesterday on a quest to see the flowering Nerine sarniensis (Guersnsey lily). Colour variations include red, rarely pink or white flowers with erect stamens.  Found growing on rocky south and north-west facing slopes in … Continue reading

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Identification please!

On this morning’s BotSoc walk to study the various Lobelia in flower, a pretty caterpillar was photographed by Derek Silberblatt. Can anybody say what it is? He also submitted a picture of a nest in an Erica bush that he … Continue reading

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Klipspringers in Fernkloof

The group of members were sitting at Belle’s bench for tea during this morning’s Botanical Society walk, when a Klipspringer was spotted standing on a rock, on Kanonkop, profiled against the blue sky. I managed to take 3 shots of … Continue reading

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