October 31, 2016

Glimpsing the elusive butterflies at Dingli Cliffs

Colour, pollination, delicate. Three words describing butterflies and their important role in the ecosystem. In the Maltese Islands, there are about 23 species of butterflies, and […]
October 27, 2016

The Honey Buzzard

The Honey Buzzard, a bird of prey is a type of bird species that is occasionally sighted in the Maltese Islands. This bird feeds mostly on […]
October 20, 2016

Time for spotting the Spurge Hawkmoth caterpillar!!

The caterpillar of the Maltese Spurge Hawksmoth (Baħrija tat-Tengħud, Hyles sammuti) lives on the spurge plant, by feeding on the leaves. The spurge plant is typical […]
October 17, 2016

The inaccessible boulder screes

Boulder screes (locally called ‘Rdum’) are one of the striking features that characterise coastal cliffs. The rock layers of the Maltese Islands, which are fully shown […]
October 13, 2016

Malta’s visiting birds from autumn…till the spring

Europe’s birds breed in spring, and by autumn, they travel from their breeding ground to their wintering ground. With the onset of autumn, various birds visit […]
October 5, 2016

Here comes the spectacle in the skies

The autumn migration picks up in September and certain areas in Malta become ideal spots to watch birds of prey that gather in the sky and […]
October 3, 2016

Turtles in the Maltese Islands

Within the marine environment of the Maltese Islands, five marine turtle species have been recorded – Loggerhead turtle, Leatherback turtle, Green turtle, Hawksbill and Kemp’s Ridley […]
October 3, 2016

The Mediterranean Tiger Moth

The Mediterranean Tiger Moth (Cymbalophora pudica, Żarżur), identified by its tessellated pattern made of black shapes on a light background, can be seen from September to […]
September 29, 2016

Biodiversity at The Cliffs Centre and CEPA

Biodiversity is often defined as the “variety and variability of life on Earth…an essential component of nature.” Malta is one of the signatories of the Convention […]