Tag Archives: flora

Caldera de Majada Redonda

Yesterday we walked from Presillas Bajas to the Caldera de Majada Redonda. From the edge of the village we followed the Rambla de Bajada Redonda. The route is well marked and there is a footpath that runs alongside the rambla … Continue reading

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Barranco de las Agüillas

Here are some photos taken yesterday when we walked along the Barranco de las Agüillas in Las Negras. The countryside around us is still looking beautiful with the spring flowers in profusion, fig trees in full leaf and the hillsides … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Save the Pitas

We understand that the authorities want to destroy the agaves (pitas) in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata where I live because they regard them as an invasive species not indigenous to the area. Our local paper has an … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers and Almond Blossom

Autumn seems to have seamlessly turned to Spring in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata without any threat of winter. The almond blossom appeared early in January and the trees are now in full bloom. Wild flowers are also … Continue reading

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