This morning dawned crisp and clear after the recent Northwesterly storms: perfect for an early morning walk in the Cape Point Reserve. The gate opens at 7am and we wanted to look at Platboom beach to see what the sea-storms had washed ashore. Instead we were delighted to come across one of the resident baboon troops foraging along the road. Quietly we followed in the car at a cautious distance; they tucked into the fynbos (Cape vegetation) with gusto and it was interesting to see the variety of plants they ate. The sugarbush blooms looked a hot favourite, as well as the leucodendron cones. They fulfill a valuable role within the ecosystem in plant seed dispersal, either through their scat or by transferring seeds that stick to their fur.