diumenge, 10 d’octubre del 2010

Parc Natural del Delta del Ebre

The Delta natural Park is placed on the Ebre river's mouth, in the province of Tarragona, between Baix Ebre and Montsia regions, in the most Catalonia sutherner place. It was appointed natural park in august 1983, and extended in 1986. Nowadays it has a total area ot 7.736 hectares.
The Ebre river, the most plentiful one in the Iberian Peninsula, is the main responsible of this setting, contribuiting to pull on some of the sediments of its own source in order to place them here, in the Mediterranean sea joint. Therefore, the sediments are materials which come from the Pyrenees, Iberian mountains and Cantabrian range, where the river and its affluents have their source. This amount of sediments have developed in a more than 320 km2 of surface, in which have been formed lots of different habitats. The current shape of the Delta is like an "arrow" perfectly drawn which seeps 22 km through the sea. Therefore it becomes in the second biggest Delta in the Mediterranean sea, after the Delta Nile which is the first one.
The Ebre Delta is the largest humidity zone in catalonia and it has and important international reconnaisance for 8 different kind of plants and 69 different vertebrate spieces ( fauna), most of them birds. There are about 95 different spicies that make their nest here, rest and feed themselves during the migartion process. The delta shelters about 325 different spicies of birds about the 600 ones that exist in Europe.

diumenge, 13 de juny del 2010

California Fan Palm - Washingtonia Filifera

Like most palms, it has several common names. It is sometimes called the desert palm, the petticoat palm, or the California Washingtonia.
The old leaves form a dry, brown skirt around the top of the trunk if they are not removed. It is this habit which causes people to call it the petticoat palm. Bugs, birds, and mice can live inside these skirts. Because the native range of this tree is so arid, they can also become a fire hazard.
This fan palm grows singly. The gray trunk can grow to 60 feet tall and 3 feet around.
A mature specimen can have a crown spread of 15 feet. Each leaf is 3-6 feet wide and grows on a long stalk with hooked teeth. This could explain why people don't always prune off the dead fronds. These teeth are not present in juveniles.
Each spring, large clusters of white flowers dangle from the crown. These flowers mature into sweet black berries which can be eaten fresh by humans and animals alike.
The California fan palm is hardy to 15 degrees F. Possibly lower with age. It is fast growing, drought and salt tolerant.

dissabte, 12 de juny del 2010

Juniperus chinensis 'Old Gold'

Outstanding, evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in sharply pointed needles. Depending on variety, works well as a ground cover, hedge, screen or windbreak. Requires little maintenance. Very tough plant. 'Old Gold' is similar to Pfitzer but more compact. Foliage is bronze-gold in color, retained through the winter. Grows 3 feet high by 4 feet wide.

Nerium oleander

The baladre (Oleander) bush that has given it name to a small town in the area. The bright colour of its flowers belies its highly toxic nature. In some countries, people make an ointment from oleander leaves mixed whith honey to treat scabies.

divendres, 11 de juny del 2010

The eucalyptus

This tree was introduced into Delta region in the mid-19th century in order to dry up the swamplands that favoured the breeding of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Its root system can adsorb up to 200 liters of water per day. It is notable for the aromatic fragance of its gumnuts, leaves and flowers. The wood is used industrially to extract a cellulose paste while the leaves have a medical use for respiratory infeccions.

The Ebro Delta is a very flat, without gradients. It has outstanding ecological resources, ofering walks and bird-watching, while the bicycle may also be used as an environmentally-friendly means to move around the area in order to discover the natural environement; the landscape of endlessly-stretching rice fields, lagoons surrounded by dense reed-beds and sweeping pristine beaches with fine sands.

Different types of boats are also essential for discovering the Ebro Delta region, from the smallest to the bigger kinds, from adventure boats to pleasure and leisure craft.

The Montsià range suggeststhat this is a wild and little-known landscape and its privileged location makes it and exellent scenic vantage point, a place for walking excursioins along the mesh of ancient paths and tracks that attract those who love rambling and nature.


dilluns, 17 de maig del 2010


Ara al mes de maig encara no hi ha mosquits. De totes maneres el geronis que fan una aroma que repeleix els mosquits estan creixent. N'hi ha tota una vorada que ferà una barrera ecològica per a protegir els hostes mentres estan al porxo.

La platja al mes de maig

dissabte, 15 de maig del 2010


Les hamaques ja estan instalades. Els hostes d'aquest estiu ja en podrán gaudir.

divendres, 8 de gener del 2010


Aquest és el montatge per a un relax total de la Beatriz.