Thursday, September 5, 2013

Theescombe Wetland Conservation Area

Just when I think that I know or have seen just about everything there is to know and see in and around Port Elizabeth something else presents itself.  And truth to be told, through Geocaching I'm discovering something new just about on a weekly basis.  Last weekend I took the KidZ to look for a cache in the Theescombe area and discovered the vulnerable Theescombe Wetland Conservation Area.  The sign says: "This Colleen Glen Grassy Fynbos is classified as vulnerable.  The small wetlands are classified as critically endangered."  Once again it just shows how much there is to discover in Port Elizabeth.

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  1. It also shows how vulnerable our natural heritage is and how we changed the landscape after we arrived. In Cape Town the Tygerberg Nature Reserve in Parow/Bellville protects the last remaining 3% of the Cape Renosterveld, and the Durbanville Nature Reserve is home to the rare and endangered Aristea flower, that ONLY grown in that particular spot of the Cape, SA and the World!

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    1. The sad bit is that most people just don't get it.

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