Readers of this blog may not be aware that proposals are afoot to construct a new bypass road around Hermanus. Those who know Hermanus, however, will realise that the only ground available for such a project lies to the north of the town and is, therefore, in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve!
The can be no doubt that the Reserve is a precious resource and must be protected at all costs. Various endemics occur solely in the areas under consideration and I implore readers to join any proposed actions aimed at stopping this bypass. Imagine losing some of our magnificent natural heritage, just so that a few trucks can thunder past, polluting the mountain with their exhaust fumes and noise!
In the meantime, I will continue to bring news of exciting plants and animals to your notice whenever I can.