Archive | May, 2011

six months on

I was recently down at the Durban beachfront with my camera and took some follow-up pics of the dune rehabilitation taking place along the coastline (first blogged about here It is going really well and it looks like the plants have taken root.           (more…)

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The original green roof!

My neighbours garage roof is covered in plants, grown naturally over many years. There is even a small tree struggling to take root!    

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To Skin A Cat

Here is a great initiative that one of our buddies is involved in, a film called, ‘To Skin a Cat’. “Leopard numbers are falling drastically across Southern Africa due to a widespread skin trade. Each year, massive numbers of skins are procured by members of the Shembe church for traditional ceremonies. The documentary film, To […]

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Hi All, Our survey will end this week and we will collate the responses and let you know the results. Thanks to all of you who have completed it. If you haven’t yet, please do so by clicking here. The winners of our prizes are Linda, who gets a thumbs up and a killer Sprig […]

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Moraea vuvuzela

I found this article the other day… almost a year on from the World Cup. Cool name, don’t you think? A new species from the iris family found near Worcester, is to be named Moraea vuvuzela by SANBI botanist Dr John Manning to commemorate South Africa’s hosting of the first Soccer World Cup on the […]

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