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Peter Millin Bridge

Peter Millin Bridge

Peter and Patsy settled in Clarens during 1990. Peter is well known for his articles about birds which got published in several magazines over the years whilst Patsy often published her own delightful commentary known as A Rambler's Note Around Clarens.When you hike...

Here’s to all the fine feathers

Here’s to all the fine feathers

From the archive of Peter Millin Fertilizing our worldRumours abound where birds are concerned. For instance, the word for bird in Zulu is ingonyi, while the Sesotho  and Tswana call it ngonyani. Translating directly into the English and you arrive at fattening! How...

ERICA, oftewel heide

Rodney Moffett (Research associate, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UFS) contributing with a series of articles regarding the more interesting plants in the Clarens Village Conservancy. SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING PLANTS IN THE CLARENS VILLAGE CONSERVANCY. No. 3 Laat my...

Forest Elephant’s Foot and Elephant’s Root.

Rodney Moffett (Research associate, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UFS) contributing with a series of articles regarding the more interesting plants in the Clarens Village Conservancy. In this series there will be the inevitable use of scientific names so a brief...

Clarens Formation Sandstone

Millions of tons of sand exposed to the elements in multi-coloured layers indicate the chemical composition of the layer it comprises the sandstone, siltstone or mudstone. You can see the Clarens Formation Sandstone, hidden underneath lies the Elliot Formation...

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