Tag Archives: flora

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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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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Landscapes, Flora and San Pedro in June

The exceptional, long, green grasses which covered the countryside and mountains around the Parque Natural this spring have now dried and the landscape has taken on hues of orange and yellow as we enter summer. The photo above taken from … Continue reading

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