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25 March: Replacing Kareedouw Outing with Cambria Outing

Hi there Due to various factors the long stretch of road to the wood on Fritz’s farm could not be prepared. Instead I arranged for us to be able to walk in the big kloof (they have two and the one links up into the Kudu Khaya one) on Tiekie Smith’s farm in Cambria (R332 in
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Dendro Outing to Bushbuck Gardens

On the 26th November we did our second outing to Bushbuck Gardens in as many years. There was a good turnout despite the odd bit of drizzle. Nice to see some new faces from the Cape St Francis area. It is amazing to see how much progress Garth has made in clearing the alien invasives
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Klein Rivier Visit

The visit to Kleinrivier was tremendous we were a great group and we stayed at Black Eagle tented camp under the trees in the most beautiful kloof. It is always amazing to find these little gems hidden away in the Karoo. Their was a little stream and beautiful trees everywhere. Lloyd
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Forest Walk Van Stadens Flower Reserve

We were just a few yesterday who went to walk in the forest,it was very sad to see how many trees had been burnt along the edge and along the path. The fire was mainly in the undergrowth and a lot of the trees were burnt at the base causing them to topple over. The fire was still smou
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Source of “Galls” on Acacia Karoo Pods

The galls on Acacia karoo are an indigenous fungus that has always been present in the country. Maybe the increase that you have noticed is due to the drought causing stress to the plants but that is just a guess. It could just be a periodic outbreak of the species. The galls that for
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Biological Control of Black Wattle

The Flowering Gall Midge (Dasineura rubiformis) – and introduced natural enemy of Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) DESCRIPTION Adult midges are tiny (2mm) and brown/black in colour. They are mostly evident in spring when they can be seen flying around (in the vicinity of the host
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Rehabilitation of wetlands

Before and after photos to be added as well as newspaper articles. After we had rehabilitated the below wetland (Seaview) we had a good idea on how to tackle any future projects. Once we had identified our next project (Cow Corner Wetland) we got all the interested parties together at
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Memorial Tree Planting At Cow Corner

We will have a memorial tree planting morning on Sunday 26th April 2015, in memory of the late Nadia Damseaux from the Elephant Walk Restaurant. After we all meet at the Elephant Walk at 9am, we will honour her memory by planting trees from her nursery, so please bring spades…se
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