Fire on Table Mountain

10-029 09-026 08-021 07-019 06-010 05-037 04-035 01-040Table Mountain National Park, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site, is so rich in floral biodiversity.  The type of vegetation is Fynbos which has developed over millions of years with restios dating as far back as 60 million.   This is a fire-dependent vegetation that needs to burn around every 15 years or so to stimulate new growth.  Unfortunately houses have infected the mountainside, so fires that would be beneficial for the survival of plants, are extinguished.

I took a walk early this morning and some of these pics can give you a feel of what its like.02-009

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jennylyngorman

I am a fun loving individual, mad about nature, photography, Art, hiking, travelling, and like-minded people !

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