After many months I finally had time to play with Foldscope again. Dried flowers which I daily collected on our 2018 Whale Trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve on the southern coast of South Africa, were mounted and interesting floral features captured with the low magnification lens. The trail runs through the indigenous Fynbos biome with species of Protea, Erica, Mimetes and Helichrysum, many of which are endemic to the area, in abundance. I limited myself (mostly) to one species per day. On my Tankwa trail I realized it’s over-ambitious to aim for ‘microscopy time’ at the end of a long day’s hike with minimal battery life on your phone. However, carrying a couple of envelopes in which to collect and dry flowers, provide an easy (and lightweight) solution.