What I love about plant biodiversity in Cape Town & beyond
21 October 2010
Last Friday I went for a walk with a friend up Constantia corner. It's one my favourite haunts: there's a moment when you see just grasses and restios and sandstone rocks and no sign of habitation. It's wonderful - real soul food.
Along the way we passed clumps of Syncarpha speciosissima - Cape Everlasting - and just had to stop and marvel...
For a moment I was lost in a world of papery bracts...
Further along we passed Camel rock - can you see it?
Then past the dam...
How I love this city which has such jewels on its doorstep!
An essential guide to plant selection - available in South Africa from most major bookstores
The Biodiversity blog has moved!
Please visit my new blog Plant Palettes. I'm as inspired as ever by our local flora, and have just finished writing a book on indigenous plant selection. Come and see what it is all about...
The Biodiversity Garden
The Biodiversity Showcase Gardenis situated in the new Green Point Parkin Cape Town. It features over 300 local Cape plant species, animal sculptures, interactive displays, demonstration gardens, a Khoikhoi display and more. The aim is to educate and inspire visitors to enjoy and value biodiversity. For more info visit Backtracking. Unfortunately Blogger/Google has 'lost' all the images, so most of the older posts are just text.