Chapman's Peak Nature Sanctuary, Noordhoek

Chapman's Peak Nature Sanctuary, Noordhoek

Chapman's Peak Nature Sanctuary, Noordhoek - Southern Africa : Record of species occurring at this tiny local habitat remnant, a relatively nice piece of Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, and the last intact remant of this patch of Southern Coastal Forest. Site is managed informally by Noordhoek Environmental Action Group

Record of species occurring at this tiny local habitat remnant, a relatively nice piece of Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, and the last intact remant of this patch of Southern Coastal Forest. Site is managed informally by Noordhoek Environmental Action Group and other residents, but is W Cape Department Education land, with no formal protection at present. This project is part of motivation to formally protect the properties. Location is right next to the Red Herring complex, close to Noordhoek Beach (Long Beach). I walk there regularly and should be able to compile a near-complete plant list, but any observations would be appreciated. Also a nice comparison of this very typical coastal Dune Strandveld habitat with the Strandveld habitats of the nearby Dassenberg Koppies where the windblown marine sands of the Fish Hoek gap are older, and in places grade into proper Hangklip Sand Fynbos. I'll set up Dassenberg Koppies as a separate project.

15 Jul 2016
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