December 1, 2016

Hello December and greenery

We have now welcomed a cold December, yet the fair days still encourage us to wander along the surrounding countryside. The FREE guided walks organised by […]
November 16, 2016

Foraging for mushrooms…after the rains!

Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting of a fungus. The word ‘mushroom’ is often used to describe fungi that have a stem, cap, and gills under […]
November 14, 2016

Reawakening nature in Autumn: Walking with members of a local NGO

Autumn in the Maltese Islands comes after the hot and dry days of summer. The arrival of autumn is seen as a time of reawakening and […]
November 7, 2016

Saffron…The Golden Crop

Saffron is golden-coloured, and quite as pricey, and its exquisite sweet scent may be enjoyed during these Autumnal days. The FREE guided walks by The Cliffs […]
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 […]