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Andrea Abbott

Finding Flowers

In this time of unprecedented human-induced ecological destruction and with many of the world’s leaders apparently turning a blind eye, it might seem that only a super hero can save us. But that’s to underestimate what one or a few ordinary heroes can do to help restore ecological integrity.

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Charlotte Nyatanga-Chipangura
Charlotte Nyatanga - Chipangura

Giving new life to old bottles

Sean Williams is an animal and environmental activist who has travelled around the world and seen animals in their natural habitat. To minimise the impact of pollution on nature, he is mobilising people and resources to clean up the streets of Fourways and Lonehill. He has even gone ahead and adopted a number of endangered animals. His team built an eco-brick bench in Lonehill Park.

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Sam Basch
Sam Basch

Birds and the bees

Delicate white blossoms tell us that spring is here. Not taking particular note of insects, flowers and birds in our gardens at other times, we now see the bees, tirelessly working their magic, and exult in the art of nature

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Andrea Abbott

In Praise of Insects

The decline in insect populations throughout the world is a catastrophe we humans ignore at our peril. Far from being pests, insects carry the health of the planet on their tiny shoulders.

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Sam Basch

Wild, weird and wonderful

Words cannot describe the spectacle of wildflowers that flourish every year on the West Coast and Namaqualand. Photographs give an idea, but you have to visit there to be caressed by soft air, to smell the earth and sea, feel the sun’s warmth, the silkiness of the petals, the lustre of the blooms.

This is a wish-list item that reminds us how magnificent nature can be…

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