June 2018 CREW Outing

31 May – Belated information. Outing to Klipheuwel-Telkom Swartland Shale Renosterveld.

The Endangered Marasmodes dummeri and Vulnerable Ruschia diversifolia were found. New on the list is Pauridia minuta.

8-10 June – CREW Workshop at Wortelgat. Wortelgat is just outside Hermanus, close to Stanford. All the CREW teams from Nieuwoudtville to PE (about 10 CREW teams) were present. All gave their feedback of a year’s work and showed their photos. An interesting talk  was held about the use of historical photos in identifying vegetation changes. There is a lot to learn about the difference between recent and old photos.

28 June – Burgerspost. On a perfect sunny day, we visited 3 different sites in the Burgerpost area on the Cloof Wine Estate between Malmesbury and Darling. Ismail from SANBI asked us to look for the special Oxallis levis that grows in white clay. All geared up in Wellies, we searched all over between other Oxallis species that nearly look the same. I’m happy to say, we found it and our own Gurli from FOTH was the lucky one who saw it.