Blog

Grootbos Foundation's Insect Collection Competition

Grootbos Foundation's Insect Collection Competition

Grootbos Foundation

Grootbos Foundation's Insect Collection Competition

We're thrilled to announce the results of our recent competition held by the Conservation Research team. The challenge? To guess the total number of pinned insects in the Grootbos entomology collection over the past six years. And the winner is... Mike Fabricius!

Mike's guess was closest to the mark, as our total count revealed an impressive 59,890 pinned insects. Each one meticulously collected, photographed, and added to our baseline collection, contributing valuable insights into the diverse insect life within the fynbos ecosystem.

But our journey of discovery doesn't end here. With such a vast collection at our disposal, there's still so much more to uncover and learn. That's why we're excited to collaborate with external expert researchers who specialize in specific species interests. Together, we'll delve deeper into this rich repository of knowledge, unlocking new insights and understanding for the benefit of conservation efforts in our beloved fynbos habitat.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition, and a special congratulations to Mike Fabricius! Your support and enthusiasm fuel our ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating the natural wonders of Grootbos.

Grootbos Foundation's Insect Collection Competition

Grootbos Foundation

The Grootbos Foundation is a non-profit organisation that implements conservation and community projects and supports communities that neighbour Grootbos Private Nature Reserve just outside Gansbaai. The Grootbos Foundation strives to empower local communities through sustainable livelihood developm...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Other Articles

Transform Your Kitchen with S Heroldt and SMEG: Premium Luxury Kitchen

Transform Your Kitchen with S Heroldt and SMEG: Premium Luxury Kitchen

Revamp your kitchen with S Heroldt and SMEG!

S Herholdt
Draft AGM Minutes - 22 March 2024

Draft AGM Minutes - 22 March 2024

We're pleased to share the draft minutes of our Annual General Meeting held on March 22, 2024. 

Updated Constitution - March 2024

Updated Constitution - March 2024

We are thrilled to announce the release of our updated Constitution for the Pearly Beach Ratepayers Association, effective March 2024. 

Luxe Travel Awards 2024

Luxe Travel Awards 2024

Over the past nine months, the Luxe Travel Award judges have traversed South Africa in pursuit of unparalleled hotel experiences.

Gans-Berg Nuus / News
Ooba's 7 Easy Steps to Own Your First Home

Ooba's 7 Easy Steps to Own Your First Home

Feeling overwhelmed by the homebuying process?

Olive Harvest Success and Limited Edition Olive Oil

Olive Harvest Success and Limited Edition Olive Oil

We're thrilled to announce that with the help of Elim Home Agriculture, we've had a successful olive harvest at Elim Home!

Elim Home
See All Articles