10.9.16

Madrid and Castilla y Leon

Argynnis pandora Cardinal
Lacerta scheriberi Iberian Emerald Lizard
Rascafria
Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay

Spot the Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Vespa crabro European Hornet 
Pinus sylvestris L.   Scots Pine 

Pelophylax perezi  Perez's Frog
Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso

Sitta europaea  Eurasian Nuthatch
Segovia Cathedral
Segovia Cathedral and Castle as the sun begins to set 

Ficedula hypoleuca   European Pied Flycatcher
Pica pica  Eurasian Magpie
The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid


Hibiscus schizopetalus in The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
Vertical Garden in Madrid


Terrapins in Atocha Station

1.9.16

The calm before the storm in Chinchilla

Argiope lobata (Female and two males)

Oenanthe hispanica Black-eared Wheatear

Mantis religiosa  European Praying Mantis

Oenanthe hispanica Black-eared Wheatear

Mantis religiosa  European Praying Mantis

Mason wasp nests. (Any ID help would be greatly appreciated!)



Just after these photos were taken, as the sun was about to set we got caught RIGHT in the middle of a storm. We ran all the way home (me a bit freaked out), absolutely melting, and the worst part was it didn't even rain! I'm still waiting for a decent rainy day since moving out here on the 22nd May...

Postcard from Alicante














House of Sparrows!

I went home for a week last week, and became a bit obsessed with the House Sparrows...






My summer - - - Mi verano









Another summer is almost at its end, the fourth I've spent out here and a little different this time as I don't have a flight booked back home for September. Though this summer hasn't been my most active, it has been great to finally get to meet some great friends who have really made me challenge my way of thinking and inspired me to start doing more. I'm not going to end this post by saying that I am going to start up my blog again (I have the desire but not always the motivation) so we shall see what happens, but please do check back in now and again and be sure to take a look at my YouTube channel where I have a more regular presence.

Thanks for reading!