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Like many of our Fynbos species, the Marsh Rose was described from a twig purchased from a flower seller in Adderly Street, Cape Town during the early 1800’s. As a cut flower, the Marsh Rose is esteemed for its exceptional lasting qualities in a vase: an inflorescence will keep perfectly for over a month. Consequently,…

Unlike the true fishes, sharks don’t have internal bone, but instead have a cartilaginous skeleton (Chondrichthyes). Carcharidon carcharius is one of the largest species of sharks. It has a conical, relatively short snout, long gill slits and a large dorsal fin. The second dorsal fin is small, and it has a big curved caudal fin….

Baboons live mostly in the African woodland savanna, and highland grasslands. They never wander far from trees, or a source of water. The Chacma baboon is found in the countries of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. On the Cape Whale Coast they live in the mountains and sometimes venture down into…

List of Birds found in the Overberg, in alphabetical order: First number = Robert’s Bird Number Second number = Possibility of sighting, where 1= high, 2=average, 3=low, 4=unlikely * =introduced species Name Roberts Number Sighting Albatross Blackbrowed 12 4 Albatross Shy 11 4 Albatross Wandering 10 4 Albatross Yellownosed 14 4 Apalis Barthroated 465 2…

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