MCS NEWSLETTER 097

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 097 1 – EDITORIAL I have recently had the pleasure of spending some lengthy periods in the Matopos, and on my trusty stead, have travelled across a sizable portion of the hills.  As always, there has been something new to learn.  The aloes this winter were again spectacular, if a little [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 096

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 096 - MAY 2016  1 – EDITORIAL The 2015/6 rainy season has now come to an end.  It has been an unusual season, not just because of the severity of the drought, but because the rain when it did fall was substantial and out of season.  For example March was about [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 095

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 095 - JANUARY 2016 1 - OBITUARY – Roy Stephens  (12 April 1935 – 27 November 2015) Former Chairman and a founder member, Roy was always a proud supporter of the Matobo Conservation Society.  He passed away unexpectedly on 27th November, 2015, at his home in Bulawayo. Roy was born in [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 094

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 094  - NOVEMBER 2015 1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING We have included details of our AGM to be held later this month elsewhere in this newsletter. Yes it is that time of the year again. A chance to look back at the Society and its activities, and to look for new members [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 093

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 093 - AUGUST 2015 1 – MATOPOS RANKED IN TOP 50 PARKS IN AFRICA SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,008 reviews to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. With an overall rating of 4.89 out of 5, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 092

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 092 - MAY 2015 1 - COMMENT I undertook to run the Matopos 33 miler – many said I was crazy to do so, and I think they were probably right. But I persevered, and in much pain completed the Ultra-marathon. Wearing a specially designed shirt to reflect the MCS, I [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 091

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 091 - APRIL 2015 1 – COMMENT It’s a hot March evening, unusually warm as I sit at my desk and pen our 91st Newsletter. It’s a cloudless sky, a gentle breeze that’s trying to cool the evening air, whilst above, Jupiter, Orion and the other stars blaze down. A little [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 090

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 090 - JANUARY 2015 1 – NEW COMMITTEE Following our well attended AGM, your new Committee has met and the following positions Chairman                     Gavin Stephens                                    Secretary          Gaynor Lightfoot Vice-Chairman             Jean Whiley                                     [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 089

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 089 - NOVEMBER 2014 1 – SUMMER TIME As always we seemed to swing in a day or two from winter to summer. Just when the last leaves have fallen, and the veldt looks grey and exceedingly dry, the sudden rise in temperatures sees the sap rising, and fresh foliage begins [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 088

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 088 - AUGUST 2014 1 – WINTER IS HERE Cold but clear nights characterise our Highveld winters, and the Matopos is no different. Whilst we mostly think of hot fires, warm soup and thick blankets, for those who manage to venture out doors after dark, they will be rewarded by the [...]

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