One Plant is a Miniature Wildlife Park

One Plant is a Miniature Wildlife Park

Apart from having a real close look at various flowers to appreciate the detail and delicacy… You will find that observing a plant, in particular one in bloom, is like visiting a miniature wildlife park, teeming with “game” species with more than four legs, such as:...

Lock downed? Go on a Nature Adventure at Home!

Lock downed? Go on a Nature Adventure at Home!

Lock downed? Frustrated? Trapped? Why not embark on an excursion exploring nature in and around the house? Thinking the lock down got the better of me and that I have lost it altogether? Well, not so you would notice! In the next few episodes, I will show you what we...

Now, what happened to this bee?

Now, what happened to this bee?

I’ve been keeping close watch on a few plants on Minwater to document the intriguing daily lives of some of our tiny fellow-creatures. Take a close look at this dangling bee. Can you tell what’s going on? 

Looking back on 2019: Knysna U3A Visit to Minwater

Looking back on 2019: Knysna U3A Visit to Minwater

I had a wonderful time talking at the University of the Third Age in Knysna earlier this year. And their visit to Minwater was one of the highlights of 2019. Here's an excerpt from their October 2019 Newsletter: Following the fascinating presentation Louis Jordaan...

“Observasie is Stap een van alle wetenskap”

The Calitzdorp Vetplantfees is always a highlight of the year for me. At the recent succulent festival, I got the chance again to hear some wonderful speakers and talk to some fascinating people - several of whom are nature experts, generous with their knowledge and...

Talk this Weekend at the Yearly Calitzdorp Vetplantfees

Talk this Weekend at the Yearly Calitzdorp Vetplantfees

The Calitzdorp Vetplantfees is a yearly festival celebrating succulents and I'm looking forward to it, as always! This year it's 21-22 September. I'll be giving a talk called "Seeing Nature with New Eyes" on Saturday at 11:00. Click here for the programme. You can...

Presentation and talk: Brenton-on-Sea: 31 January 2019

On the 31st of January 2019 Louis was invited to do a presentation and talk at a meeting of Knysna U3A (University of the Third Age) at Brenton-on-Sea. More than two hundred people attended the event, many of which were non-members travelling from places as far as...