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 […]
February 4, 2021

Living inside caves – The Għar Il-Kbir complex close to Dingli Cliffs

Throughout history, human populations have adapted to their natural environment for human habitation. In fact, the excavation of subterranean areas as caves and grottos has been […]
January 12, 2021

Rubble walls and our rural heritage

Dotting the typical Maltese rural landscape is the Rubble wall (Ħajt tas-sejjieħ). This wall has been featured in the Maltese Islands since the time of the […]