In mid-October 2017 the Twelve Apostles range of Table Mountain burnt over the course of 5 days in dense alien vegetation on the privately owned lower slopes and in old stands of fynbos within the Table Mountain National Park. It was a somewhat unusual fire in that it occurred in spring, before the typical Cape fire season. No human life was lost, and no notable damage to infrastructure was suffered. At the end of the day what we know as the #12ApostlesFire was a good ecological burn. I have been monitoring the fynbos regeneration and wildlife activity within the fire affected region and regularly visit the Twelve Apostles to observe changes to the landscape.
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Cape Town – 15 November 2017
“FIRE LILY – Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Fire Lily blooms along the 12 Apostles!
A month after the #12ApostlesFire I take a look at the northern extremity of the burn, in the vicinity of Spring Buttress.
Dotted here and there one can’t miss the striking splashes of crimson and salmon on the blackened landscape. Cyrthantus ventricosus, the Fire Lily, is currently blooming on the mountain slopes. A member of the Amaryllis Family, this small bulbous geophyte only flowers after a fire.”
Original post HERE
The Slopes Of Table Mountain Burn can be viewed HERE
The Night Scene Above Hout Bay can be viewed HERE
The Burnt Western Slopes can be viewed HERE
The Fire And Forest Divide can be viewed HERE