Tag Archives: botany

Torre De Los Lobos

Yesterday, we walked up from the Valle de Rodalquilar to the Torre de Los Lobos. This 18th Century tower was built as a lookout for Berber Pirates but is now used as a Lighthouse. It was was a beautiful spring … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

Glorious spring weather this week and the countryside, after a wetter than normal winter, is bursting with colour thanks to the abundance of wild flowers in bloom this year. The photo above shows asphodels and pink cistus on the hillside … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers Around Las Negras

Here are some photos and descriptions of the beautiful wild flowers we have seen on our walks during the last week. Because of the wetter-than-normal winter, the hills and ramblas around our village are covered with flowers, some common but … Continue reading

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Bothnical Gardens of Rodalquilar

Yesterday morning we visited the Botanical Gardens at Rodalquilar. Although only ten minutes drive away, it seems a while since we last went there and we were quite shocked at how arid the gardens are looking after having had so … Continue reading

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The Botanists are here

The professors and students from Kew Gardens, London, are here in Las Negras at the moment enjoying their annual field trip. This is the 27th consecutive year the group has come here in the spring to study the flora. On … Continue reading

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Some photos from last week

The warm sunny weather continues here in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. Here are some photos taken during the last week. Of the flowers along the cliffs in bloom at the moment, those of rumen induratus are the most … Continue reading

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Along The Coast

The summer crowds have gone and the hazy light of August has been replaced by the clear, blue skies of September, so yesterday we enjoyed a drive and walk along the coast. We drove as far as Monsul beach, past … Continue reading

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