Author Archives: Francisca

The Almond Tree in Spring


My Mediterranean Tree in May The day before I came back to the UK I took my lovely family on the Trans-Cabrera route. We started it inland and drove across the mountains to the sea, the beautiful blue Mediterranean. I … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day 2011


This week I want to celebrate World Wetlands Day: “2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the … Continue reading

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I Want to go to Almeria Right Now!


This is a very cheecky video, where are the houses? The are trying to sell houses all the time!

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Look at me, I am not Just a Little Plant!


Today I would like to celebrate the great diversity of the Andalusian Region where the Sierra Cabrera is located. And I am going to write about Limonium, a little plan endemic to this part of the world. Andalusia is the … Continue reading

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The Moor Queen


The Bluethroat is a passerine from the Western Paleartic. Regular during the Winter time in the Iberian Peninsula. In Andalucia (south of Spain) this beautiful bird is known also as Reina Mora (Moor Queen). The arabs lived in the Iberian … Continue reading

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Fire video


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Bonelli’s Eagle and threats


We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the wonderfull Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata) in Sierra Cabrera (Almeria), they are one of the rarest birds of prey in Europe. Yet, here in the Mojacar area we sometimes see them flying … Continue reading

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A year and 5 monthe after the fire


In Sierra Cabrera (Mojácar, Spain) there was a wild fire in 29 July 2009. Now all the mountains have some vegetation. However, from a distance, the burn and the unburnt areas have different colour. In order to work out if … Continue reading

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Feels like spring in January!


Flowering rosmary Sierra from the start of the road to Cortijo Grande It was so lovely today in Mojácar that I had to neglect all my obligations as a mother and drove up the mountains of Sierra Cabrera. Many plants … Continue reading

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Plants on the 7th Jan 2010


Went on a bird survey and and took a few photos on the Sierra Cabrera, all from burnt sites.

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