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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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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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Rambla de Las Negras

Yesterday morning we walked up the Rambla de Las Negras, known locally as Los Barrancos, in the Spring sunshine. This rambla leads off the Rambla de Las Aguillas at the edge of the village inland towards the mountains and is … Continue reading

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Flowers in the Ramblas

Although most days have been sunny this spring, we have had more rainfall than usual in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. The botanists from Kew Gardens and our son, Jason, who returned to England last week, remarked that … Continue reading

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Kew Gardens Field Trip – First Walk

This morning, we joined the botanists from Kew Gardens on their walk up the rambla that leads from Las Negras to Las Hortichuelas. We showed them this walk on their first visit in 1987 and it has been one of … Continue reading

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Sarcocapnos enneaphylla

This very rare plant, which grows in shaded cracks and crevices of rocks, is one of the loveliest of spring flowers. This example was photographed yesterday afternoon on the cliffside between Las Negras and El Cuervo.

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More Notes on Spring Flora

We went for two walks today. First, this morning we walked down the Rambla de las Agüillas and across the track to the San Pedro cliff path to take us back to Las Negras. The strong March sunshine enhances the … Continue reading

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