Category Archives: Sierra Cabrera

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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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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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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Are the fires good news for the environment?


More fires in Sierra Cabrera? This is not necessarily bad for some species. Some years ago a study in Catalonia described an increase in the Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) population after fires. The Black Wheatear is a species associated to arid … Continue reading

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Flower walk in Sierra Cabrera


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