As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The 2015 theme is "Wetlands for our Future."
Recently a group from the Botanical Artists Association of South Africa (BAASA) enjoyed an opportunity to view the paintings of Arabella Elizabeth Roupell (1817-1914) in Special Collections and Archives, Jagger Library, UCT.