May 1, 2020

Exotic orchids – the Pyramidal Orchid blooms

There’s more to the exotic orchids than meets the eye. Orchids are one of the world’s most adored and refined flowers, which have fascinated human kind […]
April 28, 2020

The nocturnal and elusive European Nightjar

Nocturnal birds differ from diurnal ones, not just because the former is active at night in the hunting for prey, but there are even some physical […]
April 27, 2020

The succulent Stonecrop in exposed rocky areas

Native plants of the Mediterranean Islands have adapted to survive the long, hot dry summers and the short cool winters. Since conditions may be quite stressful, […]
April 26, 2020

The spread of the deadly olive tree disease and potential repercussions

On a global scale, one of the most dangerous plant bacterium is the Xylella fastidiosa, a plant pathogen which causes huge negative impacts not only on […]
April 24, 2020

The common Bindweed flowers

The Convolvulus is a genius of about over 200 flowering plant species of the Bindweed or Morning Glory family, mostly climbing or trailing vines or herbs. […]
April 23, 2020

Welcoming the first fruits of the season: Loquats

The Loquat is a species of flowering place in the Rosacea family, which includes peaches, apricots, cherry, prunes and more. The loquat (Naspli, Eriobotrya japonica), is […]
April 19, 2020

Putting local Agriculture at the forefront in the time of Coronavirus

There are growing concerns across Europe that this unprecedented health crisis can potentially create pressures on food producers and cause a devastating impact on the agricultural […]
April 18, 2020

The tiny willow warbler – epic endurance in long-distance migrating journeys and nesting sites

.During spring-time, the birds which visit the Maltese Islands are migrating from Sub-Saharan Africa towards their breeding sites in northern Europe. Amongst the migrating birds is […]
April 16, 2020

Larva of the Maltese Glow-worm hiding under rocks

The firefly family of insects are well-known for their use of bioluminescence during twilight, between dawn and dusk to attract mates or prey. They are able […]