• Searsia crenata

    Posted on Family: AnacardiaceaeCommon names: Dune crow-berry; duinekraaibessie (Afr.)SA Tree No: 380.1 Searsia crenata is a member of the Anacardiaceae, the mango family.  This small tree or shrub is low branching, multi-stemmed and clump forming with a rounded canopy that hugs the... Read more »

    Posted on The water at the two aquifer ponds (one where the pump is, and the other one lower down which is big enough for dogs to lie down in) comes straight out of the aquifer and does not get any chemicals... Read more »

    Posted on       At the beginning of April, Steenbok Nature Reserve received a kind donation of R2500 from WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa).  The money will be used for the maintenance and development of Steenbok Nature... Read more »

    Posted on    Senecio burchellii Family Name: ASTERACEAE Common Name: Geelgifbossie Please don’t eat the daisies, This plant is toxic. Senecio is a large genus of annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, small trees and vines classified within the daisy family. They are... Read more »

    Posted on Awesome fun for the teams that spent a great morning on Leisure Island as part of Enhanced Throwdown Family Day event.  Steenbok Nature Reserve hosted a few of the workouts and the Seedpod was the obvious place for the prize... Read more »
  • Aloiampelos ciliaris var. ciliaris

    Posted on    Family:  Asphodelaceae Common names:  climbing aloe (Eng.); rank-aalwyn (Afr.) It was previously called Aloe ciliaris var. ciliaris  but along with other small shrubby scrambling aloes has been moved to the genus Aloiampelos.  According to Dr G.W. Reynolds, Aloiampelos ciliaris... Read more »
  • Leonotis leonurus

    Posted on Leonotis leonurus Welcomes visitors to Steenbok Nature Reserve Common names: wild dagga (Eng.); wildedagga, duiwelstabak (Afr); Ecology: Leonotis leonurus is primarily bird pollinated and the flower presentation and pollination mechanisms are all structured to support this type of pollinator.  The flowers... Read more »
  • Flowering in Kingfisher Creek

    Posted on Limonium linifolium Common Name: Sea lavender Tufted dwarf herb with narrow (1 mm broad) branched leaves (3 to 6 mm in length) from stem on woody base. Flowers 5 mm diameter with 5 petals. Walk along the pathways in Kingfisher... Read more »

    Posted on  Steenbok Nature Reserve thanks all the dedicated members of Gardening @ Leisure for their continued support and guidance.   At their April meeting Kathy Michaelides, the Treasurer of Gardening @ Leisure once again presented Roger Voysey with a donation of... Read more »
  • A wasp nest spotted in Steenbok Nature Reserve

    Posted on Wasps’ nests are different from bees’ nests.  Bees produce a waxy substance to create their nest whereas wasps chew scraped wood fibers and create papery nests for themselves. Unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly. This is why you should stay... Read more »