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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Plant for identification
« Last post by quentin on December 12, 2017, 14:33 PM »
Thanks very much both of you. It certainly looks like a Juniper.
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Blog and website updates / Grazalema – The emblematic white village of the Sierra
« Last post by Clive on December 12, 2017, 11:57 AM »
Grazalema – The emblematic white village of the Sierra

Grazalema is a traditional white village (pueblo blanco) located in the north-eastern area of Cadiz province. It nestles amongst the beautiful mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema and has a local population of around 2000 people inhabiting the village and surrounding countryside. Set in a protected area popular for nature and outdoor enthusiasts the village … Continue reading Grazalema – The emblematic white village of the Sierra
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Plant for identification
« Last post by Clive on December 11, 2017, 19:42 PM »
I'd go for a Juniper as well although, at first, i thought it was a young pinsapo.....
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Plant for identification
« Last post by Petrea on December 11, 2017, 16:16 PM »
Could be a young Spanish juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus. The young branches are much softer than the older, more "juniper"-like ones.

Saludos
Petrea
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Plant for identification
« Last post by quentin on December 11, 2017, 12:51 PM »
Hello,

I came across this plant a couple of weeks ago. It was in the Cumbre Verdes, an area on the west side of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada. It was at an elevation of just under 1400m. It was about 90 centimetres high and someone has attempted to support it with string. Superficially it looks like a small pine tree but it just doesn't look quite right. Any ideas anyone?
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January -WINTER WALKING – Nesting Griffon vultures, Broad-leaved iris, Spanish Ibex, resident and wintering birds.

January is a great month for watching Griffon Vultures repairing last year´s nests high on limestone ledges, performing beautifully synchronized flights that are a part of their courtship routines, breeding and incubating their single egg. The parents take turns at sitting on the nest and perform an almost acrobatic change-over at the nest. The cliffs … Continue reading January -WINTER WALKING – Nesting Griffon vultures, Broad-leaved iris, Spanish Ibex, resident and wintering birds.
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February – WINTER WALKING – Bonelli´s eagle and Griffon vultures nesting, start of bird migration, Spanish Ibex. Beginning of wild narcissi, almond blossom and first orchids (Giant orchid). Plus amphibians.

The resident birds will be actively looking for a mate, or existing pairs renovating old nest sites. The latter includes the protected Bonelli’s eagle which can give an amazing aerial display while warding off any large birds which stray into their territory. Griffon vultures will be alternating their incubation duties, imagine piloting an approximately 9ft … Continue reading February – WINTER WALKING – Bonelli´s eagle and Griffon vultures nesting, start of bird migration, Spanish Ibex. Beginning of wild narcissi, almond blossom and first orchids (Giant orchid). Plus amphibians.
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Blog and website updates / “El Castillejo” Botanic Gardens, El Bosque
« Last post by Clive on December 09, 2017, 12:00 PM »
“El Castillejo” Botanic Gardens, El Bosque

Regular visits to the Botanic Garden in the village of El Bosque are a great way to see the plants of the region as they change through the seasons – without having to search them out individually!There is so much of botanical interest in south western Andalucia and particularly within the natural park areas. The … Continue reading “El Castillejo” Botanic Gardens, El Bosque
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March – Bird migration is in full swing. Wild narcissi, beginning of wildflowers and orchids, plus a growing selection of butterflies.

March brings more migratory birds back to their breeding grounds, with large groups of Short-toed and Booted Eagles passing through to the Central and Northern Spain, and then “our” breeding pairs settling back home. This is also the time when you have a good chance to spot the beautiful white and black Egyptian vultures, which … Continue reading March – Bird migration is in full swing. Wild narcissi, beginning of wildflowers and orchids, plus a growing selection of butterflies.
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flowers, shrubs and grasses etc / Re: Who has eaten(?) my madonna lily seeds?
« Last post by Petrea on December 07, 2017, 18:23 PM »
That´s an idea! But then I would expect them to have broken at least some of the stems - which was not the case!    :noidea:
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