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 […]
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, […]