Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Nature

Now that Spring is finally here it’s time to get in the garden. Here are our top tips for the month

Rare animals “deliberately killed” by farmers

If bees became extinct today, mankind would follow suit in 2012. Albert Einstein proclaimed this insect the most important factor in our food chain.

… helps us work, rest and play claims prickly BOB MADDOX, who takes a peek at one of Andalucía’s most iconic plants

It is official. The Mediterranean Sea is now the most dangerous place on Earth to swim - that is, if you are a shark

Home to mainland Spain’s highest peaks, the Sierra Nevada is a treasure trove of rare plant life and animals

Man’s misunderstanding of the hornet has led to the insect becoming almost extinct in certain parts of Europe

Anyone who has a country property probably knows well the sticky footed lizards known as geckos.

The size of Switzerland, the region of Extremadura is home to farmland unique to Spain and endangered animals such as the lynx and imperial eagle of Iberia

The wild mountain goats frequently found in herds across the mountain ranges of Andalucia are Spanish Ibex

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock investigate the carob tree, whose seeds are valued by jewellers and goldsmiths

Listed in the Spanish Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction, the Cantabrian brown bear’s existence in Spain is not widely known

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock go peering under rocks and stones to tell us all about the only protected spider in the EU – the Andalucian funnel web

Clive Muir and Sue Eatock tell us hidden dangers lurk behind the beauty of the plant that lines Spain’s dry riverbeds and motorways – the oleander

Bob Maddox admits to his addiction as the south of Spain bursts into a riot of red and green

They came by night. They came by day. Silently slipping over borders, stealthily avoiding detection. Some came by boat, others by plane. Only a few people knew about them. Still less cared.

If you go down to the woods today you might just be in for a big surprise – especially if you have a dog

Ronda ramblers association suing the town hall over series of blocked footpaths

Autumn, a time of change in the Andaluz skies - when the eternal featureless blue of summer begins to give way and the first reliably cloudy days begin to make an appearance

PLANS to build a luxury golf complex on protected woodland have been temporarily postponed after a legal order was issued banning the felling of...

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