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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
Source: Day off today so we went for a ride in the Sierra de las Nieves to check out a p…
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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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Birdlife in Iberia / Re: Help to identify please
« Last post by Clive on May 22, 2017, 18:53 PM »
My good friend Mick Richardson who owns and runs Granada Wildlife holidays  http://www.lojawildlife.com/ says that it is a melodious warbler..... Have a google and see what you think don_pedro
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