• More much needed tidying up…

    Posted on Once again, a big thank you to Ivy Garden Services for their fantastic, quick and efficient work carried out in the Indigenous Gardens and along the path on Wednesday this week. We would like to thank our special site manager... Read more »

    Posted on Thank you  Ivy Garden Services for your awesome work today in Roger’s Way. Walkers and cyclists can now enjoy a much wider and safer walkway. Thank you also to Knysna Municipality for the removal of all the branches, quick and... Read more »
  • Wednesday’s volunteers’ fight….

    Posted on Thank you to our small group of volunteers that gathered along the towpath this past Wednesday. These mighty, masked and gloved warriors with ages ranging from 10 to…. much older donated a couple of hours of their time to combat... Read more »

    Posted on Wednesday 1st July Please stay clear of the Tow Path.  Our volunteers will be clearing alien invasive plants between 10.30 and 11.30. Report back Wednesday 24 June A huge thanks to the public for being considerate and for keeping clear of... Read more »
  • Asparagus aethiopicus’ great escape…..

    Posted on This plant isn’t commonly known as the Wild asparagus in English for no reason!!!! Currently busy trying to get out of Steenbok by climbing over the wooden fence along Links Drive, this spiny perennial climber with sprawling stems, fibrous and tuberous... Read more »
  • The truth about the birds and the bees

    Posted on Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve ‘Living on the edge’ …during Lockdown, one can still see and learn about the birds and the bees Featured here are a couple Streaky-headed Seedeater or streaky-headed Canary (Crithangra gularis) spotted enjoying a delicious meal of aloe... Read more »
  • Rainfall May 2020

    Posted on After parsimonious rainfall figures during February, March and April, we now have something to celebrate. May’s rainfall figure was 71mm which is significantly higher than the ten year average    of 48mm. The year to-date figure continues to exceed last... Read more »
  • Another plant just over the edge…

    Posted on While walking along Links Drive, following the Government’s regulations, I came across this tree which is recovering beautifully from the on-going alien clearance. To find Sersia laevigata (Dune currant), walk along the edge of Links Drive, past the Tennis Club towards... Read more »
  • From Steenbok with LOVE….

    Posted on Walking along the boundary of Kingfisher Creek on Links Drive this morning, I was amazed to see how this stunning Candlewood had grown from its pruning and all the ongoing alien clearing around it 😁 Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus (Candlewood) can grow... Read more »
  • Living on the edge….

    Posted on   Whilst on your daily walk, why not try and spot some of our stunning specimens from the boundary of Steenbok and share them with us? Autumn being on its way, many specimens are busy getting ready for their winter... Read more »