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John's C Spain news

John's C Spain news John Muddeman
09/03/2017
A heatwave is currently trying to fool wildlife that winter is over. Near record temperatures in C and N Spain have brought the biological spring suddenly to life, with numerous butterflies on the wing and early-returning migrant birds.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2 John Muddeman
22/09/2015
Part 2 of a photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This includes a few of the notable flowers, habitats and invertebrates seen, such as Yellow & Mirror Ophrys, Pink Butterfly and Tongue Orchids, Rhinoceros and Scarab Beetles and a 'mixed bag' of other fantastic wildlife.

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Flora, Other Invertebrates | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1 John Muddeman
16/09/2015
A photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This part covers a few of the notable birds and butterflies seen, such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great Bustard, Eagle-owl, Provence Hairstreak & Spanish Marbled White.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Iberian Lynx tour - Andújar & La Mancha trip report

Iberian Lynx tour - Andújar & La Mancha trip report John Muddeman
09/02/2015
A short report on a recent 5-day tour to Andújar to search for the critically endangered Iberian Lynx and also some impressive birdwatching both there and en route.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain, Central Spain

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 2)

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 2) John Muddeman
06/07/2014
The second half of a 4-day tour to maximise the chances of seeing some of Spain's most significant dragonflies and damselflies, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife in the western Sierras of Madrid and in Extremadura

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Reptiles, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Yellow-banded Skipper Pyrgus sidae in W Gredos: June 2014

Yellow-banded Skipper [i]Pyrgus sidae[/i] in W Gredos: June 2014 John Muddeman
06/07/2014
Nearly a year after visiting the area too late in mid-July, a brief stop in the W Gredos mountains en route to a weekend away looking for dragonflies in the Hurdes mountains came up trumps.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Iolas Blue Iolana iolas in the Province of Segovia : June 2014

Iolas Blue [i]Iolana iolas[/i] in the Province of Segovia : June 2014 John Muddeman
06/07/2014
A short walk at a new spot in a favourite area of mine, three years after finding Bladder Senna, the larval food plant, paid off with the discovery of a small colony of this very scarce and rather enigmatic species.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Nature Week Empordà

Nature Week Empordà Mike Lockwood
25/04/2014
Mike's first Nature Week in L'Empordà - three days successful birdwatching!

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Catalonia |

Spain Lynx Quest - March 2014 Trip Report

Spain Lynx Quest - March 2014 Trip Report John Muddeman
27/03/2014
A summary of my recent tour covering Andújar and Doñana to successfully look for the exquisite and endangered Iberian Lynx.

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Flora, Amphibians, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain, Central Spain

Nature weeks Catalonia

Nature weeks Catalonia Mike Lockwood
31/01/2014
The first clients for Mike's two nature weeks in Catalonia have already booked up. For the latest news on the two areas - L'Empordà in NE Catalonia and the Pallars Jussà in the pre-Pyrenees, read on ...

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Catalonia | Northern Spain, Eastern Spain

 
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