A party of five went on a CREW outing to World’s View recently. Some of the grasslands in the conservancy had been burned several weeks ago and it was a good time to see the early emerging plants. Rogan Roth took this pic of the group.
Alison Young compiled this report and took the rest of the pictures. Lots of magnificent Boophone disticha (Seerooglelie) were in flower. They flower much better after a fire. The Afrikaans name refers to the effects the pollen has if you get it into your eyes.
Bright yellow Gnidia kraussiana plants brighten up the burnt veld in early spring.
Rotheca caerulium or Wild Violets waiting to burst into bloom.
Helichrysum alloides in bud.
Lots of Merwilla kraussii or Dwarf Scillas on the rocky crags above the grassland.
A winter flowering Moraea hiemalis which flowers for a short spell in July.
The howling wind didn’t deter anyone as they set off to explore the grassland.
Among the plants they spotted was Aloe maculata Common Soap Aloe
Many participants were astonished to discover this little know piece of wilderness right on their doorstep.
Don’t miss the next World’s View Walk on 28 August – book your place with Howard on 083 591 0079. Donation R20 to world’s View Conservancy.