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

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 […]
September 15, 2016

A fruit of many colours and uses: The prickly pear

The fruit of the prickly pear, covered all over by minute spines offers much more than what meets the eye. Careful peeling of the thick outer […]
September 8, 2016

Autumn migration and the vibrant Bee-Eater

September is one of the best times of the year to meet across several of the migratory birds that fly by the Maltese Islands during the […]
September 1, 2016

Garrigue vegetation along karstic plateaux

The Cliffs Interpretation Centre is located within the largest Special Area of Conservation in the Maltese Islands. The most typical terrain is dominated by karstic plateaux, […]
August 26, 2016

The making of Pumpkin Jam

The Cliffs Interpretation Centre has just prepared the Pumpkin and Maltese Orange marmalade, full of sweet yet tangy flavour.  Pumpkins are full of potassium and Vitamin […]
August 18, 2016

Of Carob pods and Gold

One of the Mediterranean’s oldest and mature trees is the Carob (Certania siliqua, Ħarruba), which often grows without care or cultivation. The evergreen tree is also […]
August 10, 2016

The unmistakable sound of summer…from the Cicada

Heard everywhere in summer is the songs of the male Cicada (Cicada orni, Werżieq ta’ b’inhar). This insect is the most active during the hottest times […]