June 21, 2022

The locally hand-picked and pickled capers

Capers have been used in cooking since at least 2000BC in Mesopotamia and they are mentioned as ingredients in the first cookery book, dating back to […]
June 9, 2022

The Wild leeks in the Maltese Islands

The first expression of agriculture in prehistory dates back to the Neolithic Revolution, to between 10,000BC and 2000BC when wild plants started being domesticated from their […]
May 29, 2022

The Mediterranean Thyme’s purple blooms

The change in the colour of the garrigue landscape from the springtime vibrant green to increasing brown parched patches around Dingli Cliffs is indicating the approaching […]
April 22, 2022

The urban roosting preferences of the common winter visitor – the White Wagtail

A common winter visitor to the Maltese Islands is the White Wagtail (Zakak Abjad, Motacilla alba), which often arrives in October and stays until early spring […]
April 14, 2022

Pungent garlic blooms in the wild

One of the cornerstones of the Mediterranean cuisine is garlic, its aroma and flavour complimenting all types of food dishes. It is not a surprise that […]
March 7, 2022

Red carpeted Poppy fields in the Maltese Islands

The Red Poppy (Peprina Ħamra, Papaver rhoeas) which flowers between March and June is a very common plant which is often found in arable fields and […]
November 18, 2021

The historic importance of the Dingli Radar – one of the landmarks of Dingli Cliffs

Eighty-one years ago, on 27th March of 1939, the first radar system in Malta was installed at Dingli Cliffs by the British. Today, the Dingli Radar […]
October 2, 2021

The yellow-wagtail and its striking plumage

Wagtails are a type of passerine birds, notable for their continuous tail pumping behaviour, which have given them their name. Wagtails are slender ground-feeding which breed in […]
September 13, 2021

The highly adaptable Mediterranean chameleon

Amongst the fauna species which have become part of the reptiles of Malta, is the Mediterranean Chameleon (Kamalejonte, Chamaeleo chamaeleon) which is actually not a native […]