Morouzos Beach (playa de Morouzos in Spanish) is a 2.8 km strip of sand which lies at the entrance to the Rias Ortigueira and Ladrido in A Coruña Province, Galicia, Spain. Behind … Continue Reading Morouzos Beach: a unique and fragile dune habitat
I came across these little blue belles whilst walking along the Rio Sor in Galicia earlier this month. There were not present in any sort of profusion, but they had … Continue Reading Autumn Crocus
I have searched long and hard for a pitta! I am not a very good bird-watcher; I tend to get bored too easily if the bird does not appear right … Continue Reading Pity the poor pitta!
Selamatkan Yaki! (Save the yakis!). It we cannot share the planet with these beautiful and tolerant creatures, then I do not think that we (us humans) deserve to be here.
Black Crested Macaques or Sulawesi Black Macaques (Macaca nigra) are only found in northeastern Sulawesi (and on a couple of adjacent islands) in Indonesia, and are critically endangered as a result … Continue Reading Selamatkan Yaki! (Save the yakis!)
The hills and mountains of of Galicia in north-west Spain are covered in heather and gorse which flower from late summer into autumn. The heather and gorse are alive with … Continue Reading Blues on the heath!
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a very distinctive butterfly with an interesting history in the UK. It was very common and widespread in the early nineteenth century, but then its range … Continue Reading A comma, not a full stop!