Table Mountain alone is home to more plant species than the entire British Isles
The burning issue - How does fynbos cope with recurrent fire?
Fire is a natural feature of the ecology in fynbos. Fynbos is extremely flammable and fires often burn entire stands of fynbos to the ground. In spite of this the fynbos recovers – often with renewed vigour and with different species heralding the original species.
Sex in the fynbos - How are the fynbos plants pollinated?
With such an enormous diversity of species, many plant inhabitants of the fynbos have evolved cunning strategies to ensure pollination and minimise loss of nutrients invested in the next generation. Fascinating tactics and strategic alliances involving animals and insects have been discovered.
Masquerade – mimicry and deception in the fynbos
Amongst the many strategies employed for various reasons in the fynbos, mimicry is one of the most fascinating. There can be benefits to be gained from deception and this approach has been adopted independently by several plants and animals for various reasons.
An apparent contradiction - Why are there few animal and bird species amongst so much plant diversity?
One would imagine that if there is great plant diversity there would also be great animal and bird diversity, but this is not the case in The Cape Fynbos. In fact there are relatively few animal and bird species here compared with elsewhere in Africa.
Join us on a magical tour of Table Mountain and surrounds (including the famous Kirstenbosch gardens) as we answer these intriguing questions and many more for you and introduce you to the fynbos – close-up.