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 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 […]
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 […]
December 2, 2020

A historical aspect of Dingli Cliffs – Agricultural fields down Dingli Cliffs

The origin of agricultural practices in Malta could be as old as the presence of man. Neolithic people were committed to agricultural life, and this is […]
November 15, 2020

The rich ecological diversity of the karstic plateaux of Dingli Cliffs

Whilst enjoying the outdoors environment of the Maltese Islands, walkers can encounter numerous landscapes which have been moulded through the effects of geology and time, along […]
September 2, 2020

Sweet Alyssum flower blooms all year round

The Sweet Alyssum, often referred to as the Sweet Alison (Buttuniera, Lobularia maritima) is a low-growing flowering plant, from the mustard family (Brassicaeae) of cabbage, broccoli, […]
September 2, 2020

Dingli Cliffs and the Blue-gray Clay slopes

The soft marls of the Blue Clay can be seen along the coastline of the Maltese Islands as either exposed close to sea-level or else within […]