How well do you know your fynbos?

 This Environment Day (Friday 5 June), the world takes Time for Nature (2020’s theme). So take a moment to test your fynbos knowledge (there are just 10 super quick questions). Do it simply #ForNature.

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What percentage of South Africa does fynbos cover?

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Fynbos covers just 6.7% of South Africa (around 85,000km square). Despite this, it has the highest number of plant species in comparison to other biomes in South Africa (and compared to most biomes globally).

What’s South Africa’s national flower?

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Protea cynaroides, better known as the King Protea.

Fynbos is threatened on a daily basis by:

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There are MANY threats to fynbos. These include climate change, invasive aliens and over-harvesting.

Which bird can only survive in fynbos – and will die out without it?

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The Sugarbird is dependent on fynbos and feeds mainly off Proteas.

What fynbos species is only found on Flower Valley Farm and surrounds, and nowhere else in the world?

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The critically endangered Erica irregularis is a special species to us, growing only on our farm and surrounds.

What flower is in Flower Valley’s logo?

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We have a Pincushion in our logo

How many species grow in the Cape Floral Kingdom?

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Our Kingdom has around 9600 different species - making it the most diverse kingdom in the world, isn’t that great?

What fynbos family has more than 6000 species, and includes plants like the irregularis and plukenetti?

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The Erica family has more than 6000 species.

Fynbos loves fire – true or false?

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Fynbos and fire work hand in hand and must happen in a controlled manner every 12 years or so to achieve the best results of fynbos regrowth.

The World Environment Day theme is:

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Given unprecedented health considerations around the world as a result of COVID-19, it’s become clear that to care for ourselves, we MUST care for nature. So this World Environment Day, the theme is: It’s Time #ForNature.

How much do you love – and know – fynbos?

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1. Mmmm, looks like there is room for improvement on your fynbos knowledge. Here’s an idea: Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).

Thanks for trying our fynbos quiz. There may be some opportunities for you to do even better in future. Here’s an idea: Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).

Not too bad, but you could do even better! Here’s an idea: Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).

You’re halfway there, congrats! Here’s an idea: Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).

Looking good! So don’t stop here. Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).
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Well done, your score is impressive! You clearly know your fynbos. Here’s an idea: Follow the advice this World Environment Day, and take Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).
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Impressive, you’ve done well! It’s clear that you know your fynbos. Now take it a step further, and follow the advice this World Environment Day, by taking Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).
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Impressive, you nearly got 100%! It’s clear that you know your fynbos. Now take it a step further, and follow the advice this World Environment Day, by taking Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).
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Impressive, you nearly got 100%! It’s clear that you know your fynbos. Now take it a step further, and follow the advice this World Environment Day, by taking Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).
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Congrats, you are a fynbos expert! This means that you really do know and love fynbos. Now take it a step further, and follow the advice this World Environment Day, by taking Time for Nature. If you can’t get into nature yourself, then adopt your own fynbos patch – and enjoy your hectare on Flower Valley Farm virtually (we send you regular fynbos updates, so you can spend time in nature without leaving your home).

Flower Valley Conservation Trust

Natural Resource Management: Sustainable Harvesting Programme

When fynbos is picked sustainably, you not only protect the fynbos kingdom for future generations, you also protect the livelihoods of those who harvest it. 

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