On 7 February 2015, an excellent one-day course by Frits van Oudtshoorn, author of the book “Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa", was attended by members of FroHG, several Tzaneen Eco Club members and others from further afield. The course comprised a morning lecture session and an afternoon practical session in the beautiful Haenertsburg grasslands. This intensive introduction has opened up a whole new world for some of us and we have been enthusiastically examining and identifying the fascinating and diverse grasses in our area. Thank you to Ian Burman for the IT improvisation which kept things on track despite the mid-morning load shedding!