Sunday, August 25, 2013

Out and about

This past weekend was glorious here in Hermanus. Saturday was still overcast but perfect weather for wondering around the mountains to look for any orchids which may be flowering. However, I am beginning to realise that my mind is more willing than my body these days! Oooh how I am aching today (Sunday) after a marathon trip on Saturday all the way up Voëlklip mountain and then down a gorge following a water course.
I was expecting to see quite a lot of species and was keen to see some higher altitude species like some of the local Disa species, but there was very little that I spotted. I was a little disappointed but I did manage to find a few interesting species like two Holothrix species (unknown - not in flower), some high altitude Satyriums (also not in flower) and some Pterygodium catholicum.
View from Voëlklip
Large Holothrix species growing on a seep in deep montane forest
Holothrix species growing on a burned slope
Same Holothrix species with spike
Pterygodium catholicum in flower
Had to add this: Flowering sundew in the open

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