Biodiversity Walk with Colin Ralston

Saturday I was delighted to join a guided Biodiversity walk with Colin Ralston at the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George. It formed part of a morning of activities preceding the WESSA AGM, which was attended by WESSA members and staff from the Garden Route area, Cape Town office, KZN as well as the Easter Cape branch.

During the walk I met researcher/ecologist Matthew Zylstra from Earth Collective and eyes4earth, and of course our guide, Colin Ralston – Chairman of the Trustees of the Garden Route Botanical Garden & retired Geologist. During the walk we not only learned more about the fungi in the garden, but also found out that the Botanical Garden is habitat for 51 butterflies, 26 Dragonflies & Damselflies, 8 frogs, and over 130 birds! Here’s the photos I took during the walk (I was fascinated by the mushrooms Colin showed us!):


Although Colin’s walk was the highlight of my entire weekend, I also joined the Botanical walk with Priscilla Bourgoyne, Curator of the Southern Cape Herbarium, while other WESSA members and supporters joined the guided Birding walk with Peter Ginn, and the Historical Water Walk with Lynne Thompson & Ken Gie.

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  1. David

    I was at school with Colin and want to reconnect. May I please ask you to give him my name, David, and number 0763795687