June 2017


I’m catching up with this blog because it has been quite hectic after the fire which was the most extensive fire in the reserve for years. It apparently started in Longmore forest and, due to very strong westerly winds, made its way to the Van Stadens gorge and burnt large areas around Thornhill, Lady Slipper

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Forest Walk

The monthly meeting for a change was not about work but about enjoying ourselves and we were curious how the forest coped with the drought. It was remarkable how dry and sparse the vegetation on the forest floor had become and how many leaves the trees had shed. A positive aspect of this was that

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