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Sprig is six-and-a-half years, 1132 posts, 785 tags and 3401 comments old. We have some new, exciting, and time-consuming projects on the go, so to create new space, time and energy for these, it is time to say goodbye to our old friend, Sprig… The website is inactive but will be kept online as an archive. Thanks to […]

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Out of the ashes: Notes on the March 2015 Cape Town Wildfire

In the Mother City the mountains are ablaze. It is late summer. Four days ago the fire started in Farmer Peck’s Valley adjacent to the seaside suburb of Muizenberg, known for its surf and sharks. Sitting here at home it is 42°C and the sound of helicopters are a constant background alongside the low hum of […]

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Can anyone identify this creature?

This creature was spotted on the northern side of the Buffeljags River near Suurbraak in the Western Cape. It does not have the characteristic facial features of a frog, although it’s hind legs do look a little webbed. There is a reddish hue in some of the pics – this is not what was viewed, […]

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Orange-headed lizard

We spotted these orange-headed lizards all around Windhoek. This photograph was taken in the grounds of the Tintenpalast. Does any one know what species it is or can anyone provide any more information on it? I think it is a male lizard.  

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