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   Erica lateralis   
Erica lateralis
 
Erica lateralis grows to 0.5m tall, with deep rose-pink urn shaped
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WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe. Sorry about the terrible winter you've been having. Scientists have said your cold, ice and snow could be a result of the shrinking Arctic ice cap. I'm not surprised if this is true.

As a group of nations you've been real troopers in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. You're doing the best you can with little help elsewhere in the world, like us for example, just across the Atlantic.
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What's flowering this month?
Salvia africana-lutea
Salvia africana-lutea
 
Loxostylis alata
Loxostylis alata
 
Freylinia helmei
Freylinia helmei
 
Solanum linnaeanum
Solanum linnaeanum
 
Dais continifolia
Dais continifolia
 
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Tartarus Cave Tiring    No exposure to heights 
Where: Boyes Drive
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cecilia Forest An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Cecilia Forest
Where: Cape Town
Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs
Harkerville Hiking Trail Strenuous    Very exposed (not for people with even a mild fear of heights) 
Harkerville Hiking Trail
Where: Between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Duration: 2 days
Cobra Camp An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Kommetjie
Duration: 2hrs
 
  Hike of the week  
  Lions Head  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 4 - 5hrs  
  Distance: 6km  
  Tiring    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights)  
Lions Head
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  Mushroom of the week  
 
Scleroderma cepa
  Photo submitted: klair (19 July 2010)  
 
Scleroderma cepa
Poisonous Poisonous
Size: 10 - 80 mm
Habitat: Grows on the ground
Spore bearing: other Other
ovoid  scales 
A pinkish to yellow-brown ball which is smooth or becomes slightly scaly. Leathery but brittle, splitting irregularly.
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  Some other poisonous mushrooms...  
Hypholoma fasciculare
Hypholoma fasciculare
 
Gyromitra esculenta
Gyromitra esculenta
 
Amanita Rubescens
Amanita Rubescens
 
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ARTICLES

   
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp 21-09-2014 16:48
In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency.
   
   
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing 29-03-2014 15:39
PEMBA, Zambia — A few decades ago, corn farmers here in Zambia’s rural southern province could predict when the annual rains would begin almost to the day.
   
   
RISING TIDAL POWER.
RISING TIDAL POWER. 21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
21-02-2012 18:08
It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

NEWS

   
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 10-06-2014 17:33
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum.
   
   
Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
Happy Feet tag not transmitting. 12-09-2011 05:49
Happy Feet, the penguin who was given a second lease on life and was given a lift part of the way back to his antarctic home has disappeared from the radar.
   
   
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles? 12-09-2011 05:41
A new plant is due to open today in in West Bromwich in the UK, designed to recycle disposable nappies and other similar items recovering the components which can then be used to manufacture a range of building products including roof tiles.
   
   
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home 05-09-2011 15:49
Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin who lost his way and found himself stuck on a beach in New Zealand back in June and eating sand instead of snow has been released back into the wild.
   
   
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person. 02-09-2011 16:04
Well the experts don't think that they have arrived yet but it is predicted that during October somewhere in the world, probably India or China, the most populous nations on the planet, a birth will bring the total number of humans living on this fragile globe to 7 billion.
   
 
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