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Travel in Spain => Trip reports, nature diaries and general observations => Topic started by: Petrea on March 12, 2019, 19:55 PM

Title: Signs of spring, 2019.
Post by: Petrea on March 12, 2019, 19:55 PM
The snakes are getting out of their winter hideouts - perhaps they have better not, since the two I have observed so far were both dead!  :'(  Last week it was a tiny ladder snake, dead on my garden path. Today I found a run-over snake (probably Montpellier) in the Sierra Almijara (alt. appr. 1000m).

Better luck to the next ones!  :technodevil:

Petrea
Title: Re: Signs of spring, 2019.
Post by: Clive on March 13, 2019, 09:28 AM
Hi Petrea, lovely to here from you!

Here in Grazalema spring is well on its way... Swallows are back and looking for a nest site, The blue tits are already tidying up in the next boxes we put up earlier last month and I saw the first Ocelated lizard out and about yesterday... Geckos are out in the evening as well... I leave an outside light on for a while to attract the moths and bugs so that they can have their first snacks since they hibernated last November.

I like springtime a lot especially as my favorite passtime to get away from the computer is playing with the kids in the veggie garden and sowing seeds.......