Cycads are forever …

Cycads were already in the dinosaur period…

Cycad Leaf

Cycads date back a few hundred million years and survived the Dino- and other Saurussen. In Southern Africa alone there are 65 species; in our garden we have seven (all with an official permit) of which two species are threatened with extinction. There is a lively ‘trade’ in cycads; i.e. poaching in nature and exporting …

The Garden Inspector …

…. looking into our cycads (bread trees).

Looking through …

Yes; we’re back …. 🙂

Good morning from under the Bread Tree leafs

‘Bread Trees’ or cycads belong to the oldest known plant species in this world. They survived the Age of the Dino- and other Saurusses and they are still amongst us. In South Africa the indigenous cycads are protected plants and, by law, possession  is only allowed with an official permit. But who cares? While many …

A natural effect

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The wind can be quite strong every now and than. The leafs of the cycads, although protected by a wall, start to wave fanatically. Shooting pictures with a low shutter speed and the leafs become more or less transparent. See for yourself.