Future Events

TALKS PLANNED FOR 2018:

19 MAY 2018
17h30 for 18h00
Pringle Bay Community Hall

Dr David Gwynne-Evans: “Botanizing the Sky-Islands of Africa: Cape Verde, Kenya and Ethiopia” 

Botanist, David Gwynne-Evans has been documenting the flora of some of the most spectacular peaks of Africa. The highest of these are known as sky-islands. Their flora is radically different to the surrounding landscape, being adapted to the extreme conditions posed by living at altitude. His quest to sample from the five highest mountains of Kenya include Mount Kenya where giant Lobelias and Senecios dominate the skyline. In the Simian Mountains of Ethiopia, domain of the only grazing primate in the world, he found botanical relics of Europe. In this talk he’ll discuss the relevance of high mountains, including those of South Africa, to facilitating speciation, and showcase some of his greatest botanical delights. The talk includes an introduction to his new citizen science platform, CASABIO, that he is using to document and organise our flora and associated information.

16 JUNE 2018
17h30 for 18h00
HPNBG

Ernst van Jaarsveldt: “Babylonstoring and it’s future”

21 JULY 2018 – Also the Kogelberg Branch AGM
17h30 for 18h00
HPNBG 

John Rourke: “Thunberg and Sparrman – Disciples of Linnaeus in South Africa”

 

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