Parkscape proves that Tokai Park should be restored to Cape Flats Sand Fynbos after plantation harvesting

Originally posted on Fynbos rambles:
The attached screenshot is courtesy of Parkscape. Thanks to those who posted it. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. This is a response to a post by Parkscape on 30 September in which they quote a section (section 3.3) from the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, Norms and Standards for Biodiversity Management Plans for Ecosystems. “wrt to Biodiversity Management Plans for Ecosystems (2014).… Continue reading Parkscape proves that Tokai Park should be restored to Cape Flats Sand Fynbos after plantation harvesting

Hundreds of Millions of Birds Have Gone Missing

Originally posted on strange behaviors:
All the earth & sky no longer loud with skylark’s voice. (Photo: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images) by Richard Conniff/Takepart.com You might think that what happened to the passenger pigeon couldn’t happen today. We know better than to allow a species with a population in the billions to dwindle away to nothing over the course of a few decades, don’t we?… Continue reading Hundreds of Millions of Birds Have Gone Missing

The Beauty Of Autumn Bonsai

Valavanis Bonsai Blog This past summer and autumn have been quite busy for my good friends and me. After the successful 2016 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition my autumn Introductory Bonsai Course began. Then, I sat down and finished the next two issues of International BONSAI. The 2016/NO.2 was mailed out last week and tomorrow morning the 2016/NO. 3 issue will go to the printer, … Continue reading The Beauty Of Autumn Bonsai