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The Wednesday Hack

Work was mostly done on Myrtle infestation on the same slopes between Pringle Bay and Rooiels where we recently worked on the pines. A bad patch of Port Jackson on the edge of Ed’s Valley was also cleared. Frik Potgieter Convenor

Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 657

The rain won this battle as well and forced a retreat of the troops. We will re-engage in February! The next Hack will be the 55th anniversary of the Hack and will be on Sunday the  4th of February 2018 at 8h30 on Agapanthus Road off Porter Drive. Frik Potgieter Convenor

Success story of the hackers of the Kogelberg biosphere

Chris Geldenhuys Convenor, Pringle Bay Hack The following article appeared in the December 2017 edition of The Pringle Post: The purpose of this article is to enlighten the residents of Pringle Bay and the greater Kogelberg Biosphere of the activities of the Hack Group. The purpose of the Hack Group is to eradicate or, at the very least, to limit the growth and spread of invasive alien vegetation in the area with a view to protect the natural fynbos.  That is done by cutting down and poisoning or uprooting alien plants and trees.  Many of…

Future Events

TALKS PLANNED FOR 2018: 20 JANUARY 2018: Rod & Rachel Saunders will be speaking on Gladioli. In South Africa there are about 165 species of Gladiolus.  A number of them grow in the summer rainfall regions of South Africa, and a number of them flower in mid summer.  Rod and Rachel have visited the Drakensberg 4 years running to try to find several species that flower in December in the mountains. As of today, they have found and photographed 164 of the South African species, and only have one left to find - Gladiolus uitenhagensis which comes from…