Custodians of Rare & Endangered Wildflowers visit Greyton

CREW visit Greyton on the weekend of 21 September.

Following Odette Curtis’s Conservation Society talk two weeks ago on the ‘Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust’ and our rich but highly threatened flora, and a CREW visit last year, a follow-up visit to Greyton has been arranged for the weekend of 21st September.

There will be a team from the ‘Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers’ (CREW) which is a SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute) programme. If you would like to learn more about them please look here: http://www.sanbi.org/programmes/threats/crew

They will look at our local flower hotspots in the Nature Reserve and Commonage, and very much hope to recruit some keen local amateur botanists to the ranks of CREW to enable long-term monitoring and protection of wild flowers in this area.

Please let me know if you would like to be involved, at any level, or just to meet them, during that weekend. If you have some ‘secret’ areas containing interesting, important, or threatened species, please do get involved. Without these areas and plants being recorded by CREW and SANBI, there will be little, if any, chance of their conservation in the future.

If you know of any others who might be interested, please let them know.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Stuart - 076 119 3899 - stuart.shearer@telkomsa.net 

 

Andrew WhiteComment