Fiona Watson has compiled and created a dvd of the Flora of Meadowridge Common, which includes its history and many beautiful photographs of the indigenous flowers - and some of the animals - that occur on this small remnant of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos in the middle of suburbia. The dvd is for sale at R100 and all profits will go towards the Friends of Meadowridge Common. Contact Mrs Fiona Watson at 021 712 0696 if you would like to purchase a copy.
Meadowridge Common is an officially designated Conservation Area.
More about the Common
What is Cape Flats Sand Fynbos?
Cape Flats Sand Fynbos has characteristic fynbos families such as proteas, ericas, restios (reeds), buchus, daisies and geophytes (bulbs). It is mainly short-to-medium height shrubs interspersed with restios.
It occurs on acid sand.
Less than 1.2% of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos remains in the Cape lowlands.
Click here for more on Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.
Spot anything interesting on the Common?
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Click here for a list of birds found on the common
A kukumakranka on the Common. Photo: Fiona Watson.
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Meadowridge Common in City of Cape Town Nature Reserves booklet
Click on the cover to download a copy of this booklet