Other sites with information on proteas and fynbos
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|The Botanical Society of South Africa offers botanical books, information about the Botanical Gardens throughout South Africa (including Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town), and a lot of our favourite information and pictures.|
|The Protea Atlas Project is mapping the distribution of proteas throughout the fynbos region. This allows them to identify endangered species whose natural habitat is being lost through housing development, alien plant invasion or agriculture. The site is also full of very interesting information about proteas. The part I like best is Phloeonomus. It teaches you things about proteaceae from the perspective of the Phloeonomus (flea-on-a-mouse) beetle.|
|Living Seeds is South Africa's largest supplier of heirloom and open pollinated vegetable seeds for the home gardener. Their website is full of instructions on how to grow a variety of vegetables in your garden.|
Ecological Informative Scientific Tours
|Eco-ist Tours offers specialised environmental tourism with expertise in Cape biodiversity. The tours include ecological trips to Kirstenbosch, Table Mountain, the West Coast, Garden Route, Cape Point Nature Reserve and smaller reserves and botanical gardens. In season, these trips are combined with wine tasting and whale watching. Ince Erasmus pays personal attention to every detail, making your tour unique and memorable.|
|BOTANICAL ARTISTS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. This is the home of botanical artists in Southern Africa. It diarises activities and exhibitions by the artists, and hosts a gallery of samples of their work.|
|Gardening Southern African Native Plants is filled with links to useful sites with information about growing Southern African Native plants. It also has some wonderful pictures and information about the interaction of geology on flora and fauna.|
|Gavin Maneveldt of the University of the Western Cape maintains a wonderful site with an introduction to fynbos. This site should be your first stop if you want to find out more fascinating facts about the Cape Floral Kingdom.|
|DISCOVERPROTEA.COM - Protea... flowers beyond the ordinary. This is a new site - discoverprotea.com supplies starter packs and greeting cards with protea prints on it. You can order material from them by email.|
|African drums, drumming and dancing holidays in Africa. African drums, djembe, drumming and dancing holidays in Gambia, West Africa. Formed several years ago, it is run by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic musicians from the UK, Gambia, Guinea and other West African countries. Its roots stem from a love of traditional African percussion and dance, particularly from the Mandingue (or Malinke) culture|
Road To Nature - Activist site for the conversion of road reserves to nature reserves.
Cape Town is at an important junction: it either builds roads and destroys the remaining open land on the Cape Flats, or it turns the road reserves into nature reserves and finds more creative ways of commuting.|
Join the protest against private industry exploiting common wealth like nature areas for their own profit and help us save 14 endangered species. Lodge your objection on RoadToNature.org.
|The South African Flower Essences are made from indigenous flowers in Cape Town. They capture the vibrational energy of Table Mountain and the surrounding fynbos and open gateways to emotional healing. Jannet Unite-Penny is also one of our web customers, so please support her if you can.|
|Fynbos Index from the Western Cape Schools Network. This site is somewhat dated, and the last time I visited contained some inaccuracies. I believe this is because the contents of the site were created by school pupils during an assignment.|
|Look and Listen is about being inspired to live out your passion. It features a moving gallery of photos from India, Thailand and Vietnam.|
|GPS Shop for your Global Positioning Service needs. If you are a serious hiker in wild country (like our mountain), a GPS is a valuable tool that will help you find your way home in the dark or mist. Julie and I regularly got lost in broad daylight and now use the GPS to hike in any weather.|
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