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Don’t miss a free webinar on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms, presented by Prof. Tom Huffman (21 Jul)

Join Struik Nature for a RoomToGrow Kirstenbosch online talk with Professor Tim Huffman on Palaces of Stone: Uncovering Ancient Southern African Kingdoms.

[Panel discussion] Pangolins Are People Too – Stories from humans living with anteaters (13 May)

Pangolins rescued from traffickers come in all shapes, sizes and states of health.

Kirstenbosch Wednesday Talk: Encounters with Cape Clawless Otters with Matthew Syphus (10 Feb)

Matthew and Mary Ann Syphus have been observing Cape Clawless Otters on the Cape Peninsula coastline for the past 18 years and have kept meticulous records of each encounter.

An exposé of the pangolin trade and Covid-19 – Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce

Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce will be launched on World Pangolin Day on 20 February 2021.

Virtual event invitation: Talking wild dogs – the scientists’ perspective (10 Dec)

Wild Dogs are commanding the spotlight when it comes to passion, curiosity, intrigue and research.

Cradling life – the wonders of the Cradle-Magaliesberg environs – don’t miss this virtual panel discussion (1 Dec)

The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve and Cradle of Humankind comprise an utterly unique region.

Join Struik Nature for a RoomToGrow Kirstenbosch talk: Preserving the last of the Renosterveld

The Overberg’s Renosterveld is in deep trouble: with just 5 per cent remaining, this incredible biodiversity hotspot requires urgent attention and conservation action.

First Field Guide to Mushrooms of Southern Africa – the perfect pocket-sized book, suitable for both adult and younger enthusiasts

First Field Guide to Mushrooms of Southern Africa by Margo Branch is out now from Struik Nature, an imprint of Penguin Random House SA.

Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce – a timely expose of the pangolin trade and Covid-19

Pangolins: Scales of Injustice by Richard Peirce is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

A new treasure trove for fynbos fanatics

Pocket Guide: Fynbos features over 300 of the most spectacular and commonly seen species from South Africa’s renowned floral kingdom – all in one handy, easy-to-use guide.

A celebration of the diversity of African birds – Peacocks and Picathartes: Reflections on Africa’s Birdlife, out now!

Peacocks and Picathartes: Reflections on Africa’s Birdlife is a celebration of the diversity of African birds, focusing on families that occur only in Africa as well as iconic families and species that, despite having close relatives in other parts of the world, seem to embody something of Africa.

Don’t miss the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (PLUS a visual presentation!) in Kloof (6 Mar)

Kloof Conservancy and Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa.

Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared – Richard Peirce explores what’s behind these strange events

Great white sharks vanish from Cape Town and no one knows why … or do we? Orca: The Day the Great White Sharks Disappeared is the thrilling new title by shark conservationist Richard Peirce.

Footnotes, July 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye over the last month. Browse and enjoy!

Struik Nature Publisher Pippa Parker receives Special Honorary Award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts)

Pippa Parker, the Publications Manager/Publisher of Struik Nature at Penguin Random House SA, has been awarded a Special Honorary Award by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Arts).

WIN a hamper including Field Guide to Mushrooms, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1170!

WIN 1 of 2 hampers that include a copy of Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa, Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, PLUS an entomology toolkit worth R1,170!

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – facts, foraging and recipes!

Field Guide to Mushrooms and other Fungi of South Africa – an essential guide for all nature lovers, foragers and foodies!

Don’t miss the launch of the extraordinary book The Last Elephants at Kalk Bay Books (9 April)

‘Who and what would we be without elephants in the world? What would their extinction say about the human species? What would be the cost of the loss of this animal to the landscapes, to the ecology of other species such as insects, birds, mammals, plants and trees and more … and to the human psyche?’ – Dr Ian McCallum

Gain a better understanding of life in our oceans with Beachcombing in South Africa – a colourful and family friendly guide

Beachcombing in South Africa by Rudy van der Elst is out now from Penguin Random House!

Struik Nature wishes you an adventurous 2019! Join the club – for free – and win

Join the Struik Nature Club now and stand a chance to WIN 1 of 2 prize hampers!