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September 17, 2018

Eragrostis capensis

_DSC4963 Eragrostis capensis also known as heart-seed love grass. This grass flowers from September to May, it is one of the first grasses to re-sprout after fire and is grazed by game until more palatable grasses become available. It is found in vlei areas and often along road sides where additional rain water collects in sandy and loam or clay soils.
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September 17, 2018

Salvia Africana-lutea

_DSC4910 Salvia Africana-lutea also known as dune salvia, wild sage, geelblomsalie. This shrub is very attractive and unusual due to its colouring – grey green leaves and red brown flowers. The leaves are very aromatic and have been used as a substitute for sage. Salvia specie infusions have been extensively used medicinally for colds, flu and bronchitis
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September 17, 2018

Ruschia intricata

_DSC5063 Ruschia intricata is a striking “vygie” also known locally as the doringvygie. The leaves are small and cylindrical and grey green in colour. The whole plant becomes completely covered in glistening purple with yellow flowers from July to September.
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September 16, 2018

Hermannia saccifera

_DSC5036 Hermannia saccifera also known as Komynbossie or Sterpoprosie is a sprawling shrublet less than 30cm tall with vibrant yellow flowers the leaves are sometimes “sticky” and are toothed. Hermannia saccifera seems to be browsed only occasionally when animals are stressed for food.
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July 30, 2018

Birdlists ~ Peter Boardman

article5image5  Peter Boardman from Red Rocks 27 needs no introduction to Gondwana. He is a very enthusiastic and dedicated birder. He has compiled a wonderful record over the years of his bird sightings when he visits the reserve from the UK. Peter has complied a list of what he regards as  “common” birds, by which he means species which he would be d
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