Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Common Crane. Occasional visitor at Es Grau.

It could be said that today winter has arrived with all its severity to Menorca. Rain and cold winds have hit the island since last night.

The Common Crane is not a bird that is seen every year in Menorca, but this morning there was in the Albufera de Es Grau a group of specimens enjoyng the swampy meadows.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

walking off the beaten tracks

Still very good weather, which invites to do long strolls.

Ses Coves Noves. A farm which appears already listed in an old 1722 British map of Menorca. So the house can be over 300 years.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bindweed. "Corritjola Borda"

Hedge bindweed or bellbind (Calystegia sepium) with its pure white trumpet flowers is a familiar sight, choking plants in borders and twining around any plant shoot or cane.

According to an old Menorcan superstition if seeds of this plant are placed under the pillow we can have telltale dreams.