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Mammals of Iberia / Re: More good news about the lynx
« Last post by Clive on February 25, 2018, 10:28 AM »
Good news indeed......  :clapping:

Mick over at Granada Wildlife does regular trips out with his guests to see the Iberian lynx...

Take a look.

http://wildsideholidays.co.uk/granada-wildlife/
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Mammals of Iberia / More good news about the lynx
« Last post by Juan-P on February 24, 2018, 12:46 PM »
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/02/20/inenglish/1519122383_567696.html

It's really quite a wow moment when Lynx numbers have gone from less than 100 to more than 500 in less than 20 years.
A lot of hard work must have gone into the conservation, well done!
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Blog and website updates / March – Plants of the month
« Last post by Clive on February 23, 2018, 11:55 AM »
March – Plants of the month

MARCH. As shrubs begin to show colour, spring is becoming more obvious and this alters from when we enter the month with a few shy blooms, to crossing into April with the “now in flower” list ever increasing. Over the first two weeks of March, the plants in flower are scattered and you need to … Continue reading March – Plants of the month
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Blog and website updates / The Grazalema Natural Park – Flowering plants in April
« Last post by Clive on February 14, 2018, 11:58 AM »
The Grazalema Natural Park – Flowering plants in April

Colour is spreading into every corner as now, according to the calendars, spring is official. Our surroundings become a painter’s paradise as lush plants vie for attention, their soft edges contrasting with the sharp mountain landscape. Botanising amongst the orchids is sheer pleasure as more species are appearing in bloom and photographers beware – extra … Continue reading The Grazalema Natural Park – Flowering plants in April
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Blog and website updates / The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain
« Last post by Clive on February 07, 2018, 11:57 AM »
The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain

Founded in 1928 by order of King Alphonso XIII the Paradores of Spain are made up of medieval castles, Moorish fortresses, ancient monasteries, palaces and stately homes. Many paradors are set in town and city centres whlst others are situated within large estates and stunning natural parks…. There are now over 90 paradors in Spain … Continue reading The Best Paradors in Natural Parks of Spain
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Blog and website updates / Cork and its huge importance to the environment
« Last post by Clive on January 24, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Cork and its huge importance to the environment

Quercus suber is a type of evergreen oak tree native to the Mediterranean region. The tree has adapted to the problems of fire and drought in this area by growing a thicker bark as a protective layer. This outer layer of cork has many industrial uses and huge open forests have been developed to benefit … Continue reading Cork and its huge importance to the environment
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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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