Cliff hanger – Cycads clinging to sheer rock face.

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A pleasant surprise while on a recent bird monitoring project for a proposed wind farm in the Karoo, we discovered a cliff shrouded in Cycads. Most of the plants had three or four stems and most seemed to be male plants.

Initially vertigo prevented us exploring lower down the slope, but after careful inspection we discovered a Baboon path that led us lower down to a dense patch of Cycads.

Perched on the ledge of a rock face admiring these ancient plants with nothing below us make for a surreal botanical experience.

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