August 5, 2021

Time for Carob Harvesting

One of the characteristic and widespread tree species of Maltese maquis habitats is the Carob Tree (Siġra tal-Ħarrub, Ceratonia siliqua). The name comes from the Greek […]
July 20, 2021

Bathing areas close to Dingli Cliffs

Sun, sand and sea seekers who arrive at The Cliffs Interpretation Centre during the hot summer months are often interested in the nearby beaches. The area […]
May 18, 2021

The Flowering Caper bushes

Capers feature prominently in Mediterranean food, and these versatile ingredients which add a distinctive sour/salty flavour, are actually flower buds of the Caper bush. Whilst the […]
May 11, 2021

The Corn Bunting and its nesting habits

Amongst 20 bird species are recorded to have bred in the Maltese Islands throughout the years. The regular breeding species include the Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea, […]
April 20, 2021

The vibrant Barbary Nut Iris

The Barbary Nut Iris (Fjurduliż Salvaġġ, Moraea sisyrinchium) is an indigenous flower which can be frequently encountered in the coralline plateaux of Dingli Cliffs and the […]
April 17, 2021

The Dodder – One of Malta’s Parasitic plants

Parasitic plants need a host plant to provide them with the necessary water and nutrients for survival.The frequently encountered Dodder (Pittma, Cuscuta epithmum) is a parasitic […]
April 14, 2021

Stepping back in time…the enigmatic cart ruts of Clapham Junction

The densest intensity of cart ruts in the Maltese Islands is located at Clapham Junction, locally known as Misraħ Għar Il-Kbir and located very close to […]
April 4, 2021

Flying mammals in a cave

The Maltese Islands are home to seven species of bats whilst five other species are irregular migrants. Bats are often found in caves, however the disturbance […]
March 8, 2021

The two gladiolus flower species

Often considered as an ornamental plant, the Gladiolus produces elegant long flower spikes appearing in a wide array of vibrant colours.  The genus Gladiolus contains about […]