Toyota to Tanzania

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The ever popular Dr Peter Brandham, formerly a botanist at Kew Gardens, returned to show us a different view of Tanzania in the form of the strange and exotic plants of the country.

Peter’s tremendous enthusiasm for his subject made for a most interesting presentation as he showed slides taken during a trip from Nairobi down through Tanzania to the southwest several years ago with other leading botanists. Club members who hadn’t met Peter before possibly learnt for the first time that cacti don’t grow in Africa – the African equivalent is euphorbia. Always something new to learn at our club!

The evening ended with an audio visual sequence of the trip, including the roar of the 4 x 4 (much needed in this terrain) and the birdsong. As one club member said, you could feel every bump in the road and another was suffering from backache! It certainly made you feel you were actually there.

Thanks Peter for another interesting evening.

 

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