Kids Holiday Program – 17 June 2019

Exploring the Darling Renosterveld Reserve as part of the Kids Holiday Program hosted by the DWFS on 17 June for Youth Day.  20 enthusiastic children from Darling and Mamre aged 7 to 12 joined us to learn more about what happens in the renosterveld. Topics such as...

When a mole is not a mole!

The Cape Golden Mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) is a small, blind, insectivorous mammal, and not remotely related to rodent moles. The Cape Golden Mole is solitary. They normally burrow just below the sand surface, leaving a distinctive humped trail. Each adult...

Pollination & Fybos

Briefly pollination can be defined as the transfer of pollen from anther of a male plant to the stigma, ovule or flower of a female plant of the same species. This pollen then fertilizes the plant. Only fertilized plants can make fruit and/or seeds, and without them,...

Wildlife in Fynbos

WILDLIFE AND FYNBOS In the past large mammals such as elephants, rhino and buffalo roamed the Western Cape including the fynbos dominated coastal and coastal lowland areas. Today all but a few of the larger antelope species had disappeared, hunted to the last one by...

#FynbosFans

A brief introduction to the Fynbos Biome of South Africa Fynbos is an evergreen, hard-leaved Mediterranean type shrubland that occurs on nutrient-poor soils. The name is derived from the Dutch word Fijnboch which when literally translated means ‘fine bush’. Most...
Want To Become A DWFS Member?

Want To Become A DWFS Member?

Do you want to be part of what we do? Become a Darling Wildflower Society Member – You don’t have to live in Darling to join us! We have a variety of prices, and the benefits include: > Quarterly newsletters > Admittance to the show on all days >...