August 14, 2012

Those yellow flowers

Text and photographs Luise Hoffmann Travel anywhere in the northern half Namibia these days and you’ll find the roads lined with dense stands of bright golden-yellow […]
August 23, 2012

Nature Notes Namibia: Succulents

Bleeding fingers, ice plants, window plants, flowering stones by Amy Schoeman Referred to collectively as veld vygies and informally as ‘mesems’ by botanists and ‘planties’, at […]
September 3, 2012

Namibian nature notes: Osonanga lily

by Amy Schoeman The ‘anti-plant’ that thrives under drought conditions The osonanga lily (slangkop, groenlelie, Pseudogaltonia clavata, Lidneria clavata) , is described by botanists as a ‘relatively unimportant poisonous’ […]
October 3, 2012

Naturally !nara

by Ron Swilling The thorny green !nara plant grows determinedly on desert hummocks – as if defying the gods – presenting green bursts of life in […]
November 13, 2012

Namibia’s desert flowers

Desert flowers, shy flowers By Jackie Marie I’m a USA big-city girl, born and bred. The jungles I know are concrete. Where I come from, trees […]
November 14, 2012

The amazing anaboom – a vital source

By Barbara Curtis, Photographs Vivienne Ward The Namib Desert appears to be a dry and dusty place where plants and animals battle against temperature extremes, strong winds […]
October 26, 2013

Tree awards 2013

At the 7th annual Tree Awards 2013 several organisations and people were honoured for their work in preserving Namibia’s natural tree heritage.  The winners were:  Almut […]
December 20, 2013

Travel trips for Tree Lovers

Text and photographs Luise Hoffmann Mammals of all ages are easy to identify by their shape. However, identifying a plant requires a closer look and paying […]
May 8, 2014

In the Shade of A Mighty Baobab

The opening of the Namushasha Heritage Centre Text and photographs Ron Swilling Sweet-smelling thatch-roofed structures and attractive informative panels encircle an ancient baobab. Beyond the reed-fringed […]
August 14, 2014

Travel Tips for Tree Lovers | Namibia

Text and photographs Luise Hoffmann – Main photograph: Schinziophyton rautanenii – along the B8 ©Luise Hoffmann During Namibia’s chilly months, you can seek temporary relief by […]
September 10, 2014

Namibia Indigenous Plant Book launched

By Jana-Mari Smith Despite Namibia’s designation as the driest country south of the Sahara, it boasts an impressive feat: It is endowed with a rich bio-diversity, […]