Onrus Mountain Outing

Eleven keen botanists braved the strong north-westerly wind this  morning and drove up to the radio-masts on top of Onrus Mountain above the Vermont pan.  We did this courtesy of the kind owner of the farm Jackals Dans, with a view to finding interesting plants after the fires that ravaged the area a couple of months ago.  I went along to record the event and to see what birds might be present.

The views over Walker Bay and Sandown Bay were magnificent, but we had to hold on at times in the wind.  The botanists will no doubt report on their findings, whilst I only saw three bird species, but was lucky that a pair of Ground Woodpeckers were included.

Getting up and down was greatly assisted by the fact that MTN have built a good concrete road to their towers.  It will be interesting to see what plants appear as the area recovers.

I stupidly forgot to take my camera with me, so had to use my iPhone – the results bear testimony to its ability as a camera!

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