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CAPE TOWN NATURE: ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

CAPE TOWN NATURE: ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

I realised I started this blog all wrong. It began as a lament to the loss of nature – the rainforests are burning, the coral reefs are dying – but I should, in fact, be marvelling at the robustness of the natural world. Nature is everywhere if you know where to look,...

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CAPE FLATS FYNBOS PART 2: THE LAST SURVIVORS

CAPE FLATS FYNBOS PART 2: THE LAST SURVIVORS

And suddenly there it was. Like discovering a grove of wild woodland on London’s Oxford Street. A patch of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos just around the corner from my house. It survives on a boggy corner of my local common – too wet for the tractor to mow – and I sploshed...

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HAIL TO THE HEATHERS! ERICAS AND FYNBOS

HAIL TO THE HEATHERS! ERICAS AND FYNBOS

I know I’m always boasting about the diversity of fynbos vegetation but even you will go ‘wow’ at this one. The Ericas are heathers and despite their dainty, shivery-twigged appearance, it is these shrubs that best illustrate the bio-insanity of fynbos. Heathers are...

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