Future Walks

17 November 2018 Meet at Harold Porter NBG at 09h00 to share transport Enquiries: Tim Attwell, cell phone 082 343 2501 This one is really relaxed, and the focus isn’t so much botanical as avian. We’ll visit the bird hide in the Rooisand Nature Reserve. Naturally there are items of botanical interest – Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetland is a distinctive vegetation type. But the idea here is to hunker down in the spacious bird hide with a pair of binoculars, a bird guidebook and a cuppa which you have brought along in a flask. The walk…
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Upcoming Talks

Diarise these dates 17 November 2018 17h30 for 18h00 Topic: Major Changes in Botanical Art Presenter: Vicki Thomas Venue: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens Our talk this month will be on botanical art so it seems a good opportunity to at last present our Ethel May Dixie paintings to you, our members. We will also display some of Vicki’s paintings, and others. From the moment she painted her first flower in watercolour in 1980, Vicki Thomas knew this would be a lifelong passion. Unusually, Vicki immediately started working with botanists, teaching herself botanical illustration along the…
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Botsoc Kogelberg Next Talk

Diarise these dates! 18 August 2018 Topic: Mountain Deserts Presenter: Werner Voigt Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens Werner Voigt, Curator of the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, which cultivates and displays a wide variety of arid and semi-arid plants within 154 hectares at the foot of the Hex River Mountain range, 120 km north of Cape Town, will talk on Mountain Deserts. The most well known mountain desert in South Africa is found in the Richtersveld National Park. Despite being a desert, the Richtersveld has the most extraordinary biodiversity. Around…
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Botsoc Kogelberg Next Talk

AGM Kogelberg Branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa Annual General Meeting Date: 21 July 2018 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens Talk Topic: Thunberg and Sparrman – Apostles of Linnaeus in South Africa Presenter: John Rourke Date: 21 July 2018 Time: After AGM Venue: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens The Apostles of Linnaeus were a group of students who carried out botanical and zoological expeditions throughout the world that were either devised or approved by botanist Carl Linnaeus. The expeditions took place during the latter half of the 18th…
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FUTURE EVENTS

TALKS PLANNED FOR 2018:  20 JANUARY 2018: Rod & Rachel Saunders will be speaking on Gladioli. They are currently writing a book about the genus and are keen to share their knowledge after an informative trip to the Drakensberg studying the list of SA Gladioli. Join us at Nivenia Hall, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay on 20 January at 6 pm.WALKS PLANNED FOR 2018 The January walk will be advertised in New Year so keep an eye out. If you miss it, as usual, we will meet at the Harold Porter National…
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FUTURE EVENTS

TALKS PLANNED FOR 2017: NOVEMBER 2017 TALK Dr Roger Parsons is a Geohydrologist who runs his own consulting company Parsons & Associates out of Pringle Bay, specialising in all groundwater aspects from exploration, assessment, contamination and monitoring amongst other related topics. His most recent talk on radio 567 with Pippa Hudson was -  understanding the possibility of solving some of the water shortages in drought stricken Cape Town with groundwater. He heads up the Western Cape Groundwater division of the SA Geologists Association. He chaired and organised the GWD2017 conference, which is a biennial international…
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WALKS PLANNED FOR 2017

Saturday 15 July 2017: Botanical Ramble above Fairy Glen No, we won’t be scaling the heights of the plateau and the shale band on the slopes of the Three Sisters peaks. We’ll stay a little lower, check out the waterfalls and streams and the fynbos that is coming into late winter bloom. Beautiful views, discoveries and a good place to stop for refreshments. Maximum benefit for minimum strain. Meet at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens at 09h00. We’ll be back by 12h00. Enquiries: Tim Attwell 082 343 2501 Barbara Jenman 082 338 4109
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KOGELBERG BRANCH OF BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Betty’s Bay’s Judy New is a great traveller. She is also a great presenter of those travels. Over the years we have enjoyed her journeys to Papua New Guinea, the Richtersveld, Central Kalahari, Peru and now the destination is Antarctica. Judy and cousin, Sue Goodman, a photographer, went on a voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands; together they will convey to us the excitement of icebergs, penguins, elephant seals, high snowy peaks, intrepid explorers. DATE: SATURDAY 29TH JULY 6pm VENUE: NIVENIA HALL, HAROLD PORTER NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS TICKETS: R100  which…
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