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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 rain fell in […]

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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                                         Treasurer         Darryl Friend

Members          […]

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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 to break through. […]

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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 extraordinary night sky […]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 087

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 087 – MAY 2014

1 – AUTUMN

Summer has come and gone, the nights are drawing in, and the evening temperatures dropping. The Mukwa, Kirkia and paper barks have lost their leaves; the other deciduous trees are turning yellow. The grass – and there is plenty of tall thick grass this year – has […]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 086

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEWSLETTER 086 – JANUARY 2014

1 – SUMMER RAIN

There is something special about thunder in the Matopos. It seems to roll on and on, echoing through the valleys, no doubt bouncing off the granite dwalas and boulders. And it means rain. As I write this edition of our newsletter, sitting at my desk in […]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 085

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY
NEWSLETTER 085 – OCTOBER 2013
1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This year we celebrate our 20th birthday, and so have made arrangements for a special celebration and Annual General Meeting. We also mark the 10th Anniversary of the Matopos being declared a World Heritage Site.

Please give serious thought to your nominations for the new Committee.

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