Tag: flora and fauna

The European Bee-Eater stops in Joburg

The birds fly the treacherous journey from central and eastern Europe cross the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Desert to settle in Southern Africa. Bee-eaters from France, Spain and Italy fly across the Sahara to West Africa. Their ideal African grounds are sandy riversides or cliff sides – hence their attraction to Northcliff Ridge.


17 October 2013 0

A history of the environment of Fairland, Johannesburg

The trees were planted in diagonal rows to mimic the design of the British flag. Today, the layout can be seen from Google Maps Satellite view, though some of the trees are no longer in place.


24 September 2013 1

Joburg’s ‘handkerchief’ trees

Angus Gunn and the handkerchief tree MONTGOMERY PARK – Retired horticulturalist Angus Gunn gives a byte of history about the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens. September 11, 2013 The handkerchief tree (Davida…
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11 September 2013 0