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A Rambler’s Notes

A Rambler’s Notes

From the archives of Patsy Millin The native Rhus aromatica bush has lovely fall colour. There are differing opinions, as always, on the approaching winter, very cold, not so cold, much snow, not snow etc., but one of the joys is watching the way plants knuckle own to...

Peter Millen Bridge

Peter Millen 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

Another myth is that birds are the souls of humans who have reached perfection. After seven reincarnations on Earth the gods elevate one to the state of a bird, the freest creature of creation. The hunting of birds was restricted to no more than what you need to eat....

Only when it takes over

Declaring war against the invading Robinias. The invasive Robinia tree has recently taken over big areas in our Clarens Nature reserve, particularly in the Titanic area, and in the valley below the Scilla and Maluti View trails. The CVC decided to use extra casual...

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...

Published

The 2019 Edition of the CVC Hiking Trails Map is available now and includes the Parkrun Routes. It is for sale in several stores in Clarens and can be ordered online as well.

Cluny created their own Sweepstake!

They have 1000 tickets available for sale.
 
 Each ticket will cost R100. Thus, R25 k up for grabs! Why would they run a Sweepstake? According to the spokesperson for the Cluny Animal Trust, the National Lottery Commission no longer shares funding to animal welfare...

Our first Parkrun drew in the crowds!

The Parkrun craze took hold of us as well. The first Parkrun in Clarens was held on 30 March, 2019. Runners were let loose at 08:00. Many followed at a slower pace. It is about fun. It is about starting our day well. Bruce Fordyce explains how Parkrun came...

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