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Simply stunning bike ride in the Valle de Tena this morning. Up to Hoz de Jaca, …

Simply stunning bike ride in the Valle de Tena this morning. Up to Hoz de Jaca, then Lanuza and Sallent onto La Sarra. On the way back down detoured to Sandinies and Tramacastilla. Wonderful views and weather. 58km, 1100m ascent. Come and try out the roads yourself on one of our new cycling holidays. More … Continue reading Simply stunning bike ride in the Valle de Tena this morning. Up to Hoz de Jaca, …
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: orchid id please
« Last post by Juan-P on Today at 00:26 »
It looks like a "Laughing bumble bee" orchid or Ophrys apifera
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: orchid id please
« Last post by BrenJ on Yesterday at 13:42 »
Hello Quentin,

It could be Ophrys picta. It is much smaller than O. scolopax.

Brenda
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Day off today so we went for a ride in the Sierra de las Nieves to check out a p…

Day off today so we went for a ride in the Sierra de las Nieves to check out a possible new route. It got the thumbs up from us, especially this tricky little section of single track #xcmtb #mtbspain #mountainbikeholidayspain #thingstodoinandalucia #mtbholidayspain #mtbtour More info at the Facebook page of Hike and Bike
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Well done, Clive!

But how disappointing: was looking forward to learn about a new, funny species!   :banghead:
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / orchid id please
« Last post by quentin on May 23, 2017, 18:20 PM »
Hello,

I came across this orchid at around 1200m near a village called Castaras, in the Alpujarras region of Andalucia last week. I've had a look in "Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean" (Blamey and Grey-Wilson) and the closest I can get to it is Ophrys scolopax subsp. apiformis. Does anyone have a more positive idea of what it may be. It was about 30cm high.

Thanks.
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Birdlife in Iberia / Re: Help to identify please
« Last post by don_pedro on May 23, 2017, 15:17 PM »
Thank you Clive, certainly looks like a melodious warbler
my wife found a couple of examples on youtube and the look and song
seemed to be the same.

Cheers

ps I have uploaded another photo, not quite as clear, but a different view.
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After the rain this winter everything is back to normal. Today with inntravel gu…

After the rain this winter everything is back to normal. Today with inntravel guests at Guadalest. #MountainWALKS #Holidaysinspain #Alicante #Guadalest #hiking #cycling More info at the Facebook page of Mountain Walks
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Plant for ID
« Last post by JSW099 on May 23, 2017, 09:54 AM »
Clive,

Thank you for that, I have only seen this one myself, and got to wondering why there were just that one. There were a couple of "sedums" in the area.

Much obliged

Syd
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Plant for ID
« Last post by Clive on May 23, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Hi... I think that this is a paratisized stone crop/navelwort....Pericartiellus durieui, is one Umbilicus rupestris parasite that causes the bulbous growths in the leaves like this.... I have never seen one in Spain yet...

There is some info on the species and images here...
http://mundani-garden.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/
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