We discovered that various events were taking place, such as lectures, educational games for children, excursions advertised, and understood that live music was on later, but we spent most of our time in an exhibition hall were there stalls of interest to naturalists, ornithologists and tourists.
It inspired us to do more exploration of Almeria this autumn and winter. For example, we had never heard of this village, Laroya in the Sierra de los Filabres in the north of the Province.
Afterwards, as it was close by, we walked around the farm which I briefly visited yesterday evening. It is very rustic and ramshackle but is still a working farm.
Around the back of the building is an assortment of farm machinery including this Massey Ferguson tractor which is still in daily use.
At the back are small fields of maize which add dazzling patches of green to the barren landscape.
These are irrigated from a water deposit where there is an impressive old noria (waterwheel).
Finally we went on to look at the botanical gardens in Rodalquilar.
We noted some pretty white sea daffodils, a summer flowering plant.
Also interesting was this shrub. The notice indicated that if eaten it caused intoxication in goats and would kill rabbits.
A pleasant morning was rounded off with a tapas lunch in Samambaia. I have posted more photos on http://coloursofspain.wordpress.com