A couple of days ago, The Cliffs Interpretation Centre hosted Ms. Annamaria Weldon as a tour participant in our Discover Dingli Cliffs – Bylocal tour.
Ms. Weldon is a nature writer, and her remarkable way of seeing the interconnections in nature are expressed in her writings. She has published several books, focusing on literary material, with some having a natural scientific point of view.
Ms. Weldon was born in Malta, however she lives in West Australia. Her latest comprehensive book of essays, poems and photos, published in 2014 and entitled “The Lake’s Apprentice” features the Yalgorup National Park located on a coastal plain characterised by different lakes. The flora of the National Park are different than those typically found at Dingli Cliffs, however similarity in plant adaptation can still be noted, for example, many indigenous plants in the Maltese Islands are halophytic, with different adaptations to salt conditions. Similarly, The Cliffs Interpretation Centre is located within the largest stretch of Natura 2000 protected sites in Malta, with protection offered to several flora and fauna species as per the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive.