The right to name a rare Overberg bulb has been sold for £29,200 in the United Kingdom. The naming of the newly-discovered Hesperantha species was auctioned on 31 October. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust (OLCT), an Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative partner.
Today we spent a fantastic day on the Suurbraak Commonage with CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers).... we saw so many gems - what a good reminder of why it is so important to conserve these critical lowland habitats. Here are some of the 'angels'... Please visit ispot for more submissions from the day and see a useful way of getting your obsesrvations in the field identified!