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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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 12, 2012

Flowering trees in Windhoek

Text and photographs Luise Hoffmann Each year from the end of July until the beginning of October trees in the gardens of Windhoek explode in a […]