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   Widdringtonia nodiflora   
Widdringtonia nodiflora
 
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City of Cape Town continues to prioritise mowing over biodiversity
05-09-2011 17:08
Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape

Despite continued calls to the contrary, the City of Cape Town continues to show little regard for biodiversity conservation! Most forget that biological diversity is NOT just about numbers of different species, it also makes reference to the relative contribution by each individual species.
City of Cape Town continues to prioritise mowing over biodiversity
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Phylica pubescens
Phylica pubescens
 
Crossyne guttata
Crossyne guttata
 
Freylinia lanceolata
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Tecoma capensis
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Eriocephalus africanus
Eriocephalus africanus
 
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Cederberg Tafelberg The Spout Strenuous    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights) 
Cederberg Tafelberg The Spout
Where: Cederberg
Duration: 5 days
Devils Peak via Saddle path Tiring    No exposure to heights 
Where: CapeTown South africa
Duration: 4 hrs
Sedgefield Country Walk An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Sedgefield
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cecilia Forest An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Cecilia Forest
Where: Cape Town
Duration: 1.5 - 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  
 
Stereum hirsutum
  Photo submitted: klair (30 June 2010)  
  Found in Knysna forest  
 
Stereum hirsutum
Inedible Inedible
Size: 30 - 100 mm
Habitat: Grows on wood
Spore bearing: pores Pores
zonate 
Thin but tough and forms overlapping tiers, upper surface orange with a yellow margin and with stiff hairs in concentric rings of grey, orange and yellow.
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Pycnoporus sanguineus
Pycnoporus sanguineus
 
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Thelephora terrestris
 
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Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
 
Pluteus semibulbosus
Pluteus semibulbosus
 
Anthurus archeri
Anthurus archeri
 
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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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