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Aasvoelkop (Afrikaans for Vulture Peak)

There were seven walkers who ventured up the steep track to Aasvoelkop in search of rare plants on Friday.  It was a climb of 800 m and the round trip measured c. 153 more words

Walks

Designing a Flower Earring

As anyone who has seen this blog knows, I am in love with the flowers that grow wild in South Africa.

Here’s an example of how i am using some of the abundant variety of forms available to anybody by just looking about. 163 more words

Thoughts On Goldsmithing

Thorns

If you want to see a tall bull-thistle in bloom I can take you right now. It’s standing about ten feet in from the edge of the meadow off Allin’s Cove, down at the end of Third Street, surrounded by an entourage of weed sycophants and miscellaneous grasses overshadowed by its weird magnetic unapproachable royalty. 52 more words

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Botany vs. Conservation Science

Botanists

Botanists study plants for a variety of purposes including improving quality of life for both plant life and humans. Research by these scientists improves pharmaceutical medicines along with food and food products. 325 more words

STEM Careers

Ferns! Ferns everywhere!

The silver fern is NZ’s national symbol — so it comes as no surprise that you will see its image absolutely everywhere! 174 more words

Journal

Witch hazel is flowering

I love this tree (all the info about it is in that link). 15 more words

Nature