Category Archives: Nature

Harvesting cork in Andalucia

During the summer months cork (corcho) is harvested by hand in Andalucia, Spain to be used in wine bottles. Workers use axes to cut and strip away the bark.   The cork trees are then left for ten years, so … Continue reading

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Blackbird nest in the organic vineyard

Every year the organic vineyard here at Finca del Rio attracts lots of wildlife, especially birds. This year we currently have four nests (nidos in spanish). The current visiters are Blackbirds (mirlo) who have built a nest in the rear … Continue reading

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A circular walk to the Torre del Paso and the Casa de Piedra

A circular walk to the Torre del Paso and the Casa de Piedra via Cañada del real Tesoro (Estacion de la Frontera) and Cortes de la Frontera. We start at Finca del Rio, and walk down the track and under … Continue reading

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A Wren building it’s nest

A welcome visitor this time of year is a Wren (Reyezuelo in spanish) building it’s nest. The wren seems to have a found a home in an abandoned House martin’s nest.

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Our lastest visitor

Just as the day was cooling down we noticed this little visitor perched on a chair arm. Quite why this small frog should be attacted to our terrace was a puzzle until we spotted the obvious. The frog was blending … Continue reading

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