“SPRING FLOWERS, a layman’s guide” to the West Coast floral season
The West Coast Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers have developed a beautiful layman’s flower guide. This was developed for the 2022 wildflower season.
The project was motivated by the need experienced by visitors to the region who wanted a way to identify the flowers that were on display.
Developed as a fundraising project in adittion to contributing to the enrichment of the visitor’s experience in the West Coast National Park during the flower season.
There are over 1200 flowering species from close to 100 different families of plants on the West Coast, however, only 37 could be accommodated in the booklet. The flower selection was made from as many of the important flora families as possible.
The main goal of the publication is to produce a stunning glimpse into the amazing botanical diversity that visitors are privileged to witness.
“The booklet covers some of the flowers found in the West Coast National Park and its surrounding areas primarily during the normal August/September flowering Season and is aimed at the visitor who essentially is a layperson rather than a botany expert.” – The SANParks Honorary Rangers
You can purchase a booklet are during weekends at the West Coast National Park gates, at Langebaan Spar and hopefully at the Viewpoint in Posberg during the SANParks open week in September.
About The SANParks Honorary Rangers
The SANParks Honorary Rangers is a group of part time, unpaid volunteers who support South African National Parks in order to ensure sustainable development, management and the promotion of biodiversity and heritage assets in the Parks. This support is executed by developing projects, fundraising in order to realise the projects and to assist the Parks with identified needs where possible.
The West Coast Region’s SANParks Honorary Rangers primarily serve the West Coast National Park and is currently undertaking various projects in the Park. In order to execute projects, it is necessary to undertake fundraising.