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« Reply #260 on: November 10, 2017, 11:56 AM »
A great sunrise this morning and more to follow for the lucky Keswick runners wh…

A great sunrise this morning and more to follow for the lucky Keswick runners who are hitting the trails around Abdet this next week! More info at the Facebook page of Abdet Holidays
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« Reply #261 on: November 11, 2017, 12:00 PM »
A lovely 5 star review received for one of our recent holidays via responsibletr…

A lovely 5 star review received for one of our recent holidays via responsibletravel. 1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Wild and dramatic scenery, huge rocky escarpments and great views. Particularly spectacular are the “Frares”, a large group of rock pinnacles close to the village of Quatretondeta. The walks … Continue reading A lovely 5 star review received for one of our recent holidays via responsibletr…
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« Reply #262 on: November 12, 2017, 11:57 AM »
A warm up run for some of the Keswick runners, muy rapido!

A warm up run for some of the Keswick runners, muy rapido! More info at the Facebook page of Abdet Holidays
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« Reply #263 on: November 13, 2017, 11:58 AM »
A long staying White Stork at Charca Suarez, Granada Province.

A long staying White Stork at Charca Suarez, Granada Province. More info at the Facebook page of Granada Wildlife
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« Reply #264 on: November 14, 2017, 12:00 PM »
Some more photo’s from yesterdays visit to Motril Port and Charca Suarez, Granad…

Some more photo’s from yesterdays visit to Motril Port and Charca Suarez, Granada Province. More info at the Facebook page of Granada Wildlife
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« Reply #265 on: November 15, 2017, 12:06 PM »
A circuit to their highest point in Valencia with the team from Keswick!

A circuit to their highest point in Valencia with the team from Keswick! More info at the Facebook page of Abdet Holidays
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« Reply #266 on: December 07, 2017, 11:56 AM »
Dangers of Pine Processionary Caterpillars

When in Spain many people may wonder about scorpions, spiders and venomous snakes and will not be aware that they are much more likely to endanger themselves and their pets by getting too close to an innocent looking line of caterpillars that can be found crossing a pavement, road or footpath during the first months … Continue reading Dangers of Pine Processionary Caterpillars
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« Reply #267 on: December 08, 2017, 11:57 AM »
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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« Reply #268 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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« Reply #269 on: December 10, 2017, 11:57 AM »
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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« Reply #270 on: December 11, 2017, 11:55 AM »
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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« Reply #271 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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« Reply #272 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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« Reply #273 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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« Reply #274 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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« Reply #275 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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« Reply #276 on: March 16, 2018, 11:55 AM »
Flowering plants – May in the Sierra de Grazalema

Spring is in full swing during the month of May and the plants in flower are so numerous that it is difficult to choose which ones to mention here. You will see that the waysides and meadows hold a tremendous variety, pause to count how many species you can find in just one square metre! … Continue reading Flowering plants – May in the Sierra de Grazalema
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« Reply #277 on: April 18, 2018, 11:55 AM »
Flowering plants – June in the Sierra de Grazalema, Andalusia

During late May and into June temperatures start to rise as springtime turns quickly to summer. Road side verges are full of flowering plants in all colours and cereal fields turn bright red with poppies and yellow with false fennel. As the weeks progress, spring blooms will be turning to seed and the golden browns … Continue reading Flowering plants – June in the Sierra de Grazalema, Andalusia
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« Reply #278 on: May 14, 2018, 11:55 AM »
The Weather In Grazalema

‘Grazalema has the highest rainfall records in Spain’. This is a phrase that is commonly found on the internet, but without further explanation could be very off putting to the holiday maker! Mountains will always alter their local climate where-ever they are in the world, and this is no exception. Note that only a few … Continue reading The Weather In Grazalema
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