Category: Nature & Nurture

NECTAR IN THE GARDEN

Like the hummingbirds of the Americas, Africa’s sunbirds and sugarbirds are specialised nectarivores (feeding primarily on nectar produced by flowers), but supplement their diet with some protein by eating small insects, especially when feeding…

ALGAE EATERS

The Shaggy Sea Hare, Bursatella leachii, is a fascinating marine gastropod mollusc found in estuaries along the South African coast, including that of Great Brak River. This unique creature belongs to the Aplysiidae family and is distinguished…

’N ROEIKLUB VIR GROOT-BRAKRIVIER

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Groot-Brakrivier is geseënd met een van die mooiste riviervalleie, maar dit is totaal onderbenut. As dit sensitief hanteer word, kan die rivier tot groot voordeel van inwoners en besoekers benut word. Daar is  talle enkellopende mense in die…

STAPROETES TE KIES EN TE KEUR!

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Die Tuinroete, met sy matige warm somers en gematigde tot verfrissend koel winters, is een van die gewildste bestemmings in die land. Dit is ook besonder gewild onder stappers omdat daar so ’n groot verskeidenheid staproetes in die gebied…

IT’S KHULA TO CLEAN UP TOGETHER

The It’s Khula to Clean Up team of the aQuellé brand joined the Mossel Bay Municipality late last year to demonstrate their commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable community. Hopefully, they will also come and help the Great…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LIVING BY THE SEA

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We love the feeling of warm sand touching our skin. The energy, the fun, and all the memories we create around the sea. The ocean has a direct connection to our souls and makes us happy, and those are some of the health benefits of living…

THE PERPLEXITY OF PREFERENCE

When one considers the growing feral geese and/or rabbit population in Great Brak River, one generally falls into one of three camps. Those who are for, those who are concerned about their impact on the environment and those who genuinely couldn’t…

DIE STOMPKOPKEWER

Dit was in 2017 dat die stompkopkewer die eerste keer in ons land raakgesien is in die Nasionale Botaniese Tuine in KwaZulu-Natal. Hierdie onwelkome immigrant uit Suidoos-Asië het intussen versprei na agt uit die nege provinsies in die land,…

FELINE ANTICS

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If you share your home with a feline family member, you’ll probably recognize at least a couple of the following oddball behaviors. Refusing to drink from their water bowls Some cats walk right by the cool, clean water in their own bowls,…

CHASED BY A LION!

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In Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we’ve gone over to the dark side … waking up early and setting out as the gates open, resting during the hottest time of the day when most respectable cats are under a tree, sleeping. First we stayed at the…

YOUNG IDEAS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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Engaging the youth, in Great Brak River, in environmental conservation efforts is crucial for several reasons. The region, known for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, faces numerous environmental challenges, including habitat…

SPRING – A TIME OF GROWTH AT THE YOUTH CAFÉ

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The start of spring always means a time of growth, not just in nature, but also for our team at Wonderful SA and the Youth Café. Our new intern group started finding their feet, and we capped it off with a beautiful, powerful and inspiring…