Sunday, 21 July 2013

Granitic stones in Cornalvo

Yesterday, early in the morning, we had a run of around 18 km throught the dehesas of Cornalvo.

We saw several bird species such as azure-winged magpie, woodchat shrike, great tit, crested lark, greenfinch, booted eagle or snake eagle.

Moreover, we observed many granitic rocks. These rocks increase the beauty of the landscape and record the climatic effects and human activities after thousand of years.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Adventure in Alange: kayaking and climbing

Last Tuesday (July 4), we had an incredible adventure in Alange, near Mérida. We kayaked under the Castle of the snake.

After a journey of around one hour, we found an amazing cliff to climb.

We observed several bird species such as gulls, terns, herons, bee-eaters and Bonelli’s eagles. Moreover we found evidences of the presence of genets and otters.

It was hot (around 40º C), but we had a funny day.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Water and life

Water is a limiting resource in Mediterranean ecosystems. During the summer, the heat and the lack of rain reduce the water availability for plants, animals and human beings.

Those areas in which water remains along the year become habitats with high biodiversity levels. 

A diverse community of animal and plants, as well as remains of human settlements can be observed in the wetlands around Mérida.     

The adventure mate

This is Suli.
He also likes the adventure. 
He is a good companion in excursions. 

Not only Roman remains

The area in which Mérida is located has been inhabited by different cultures. All these cultures have left their marks in the landscape. The Roman marks are the most evident ones. However, currently we can see the legacy of different people that lived during the Prehistory.

Megalithic structures such as dolmens can be observed near Mérida. Moreover, in the hills around Mérida there are quartzite formations with caves paintings.