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Schreiber’s bats in Soria

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Iberianatureforum member Alfredo recently sent me this rather spendid photo of a pair of Schreiber's bats (Miniopterus schreibersi - murciélago de cueva) roosting in a cave. Apologies to him for the delay in posting this. He notes "One of our guests sent me a photo they took whilst walking ...

Antonio Machado in Soria

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I loved this documentary about Antonio Machado in Soria shown on Escarabajo Verde last Sunday. Ian Gibson explains how Machado's visit to Soria was to have a great impact on the poet's work. The poems he wrote here were published as "Campos de Castilla", a collection lyricising the beauty of the Castilian countryside. His first ...

Laguna Negra and the Urbion Glacial Circuit Natural Park

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The Natural Park Laguna Negra and the Urbion Glacial Circuit is to be declared Soria's second Natural Park. The park will cover a total of 4617 hectares of land and include two villages (Vinuesa and Duruelo de la Sierra).  The area includes the glacial lake of Laguna Negra, which inspired ...

Hiking in Picos de Urbión

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

I enjoyed this forum post by Alfredo on hiking in the Picos de Urbión in Soria. "The Picos de Urbión is one of the most important sections of the Sistema Ibérico, the mountain range that crosses east to west through the north of the Iberian Peninsula.  In this range we find ...

Iberianatureforum meeting

Friday, April 4th, 2008

For readers of this blog who are not also members of the forum I thought I'd quickly tell you about the upcoming first Iberianatureforum meeting in Grazalema from 12-17 April. About 20 people will be attending what we jokingly refer to as the "summit". The meeting is being hosted by ...

Carbon sequestration in Spain

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

According to a new report by Gas Natural, la Sierra de la Demanda between Burgos and Soria absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other forest in Spain.  La Demanda in one year absorbed 95,244 tons of co2, twice as much as the entire Cordillera Cantabrica. (Alfredo - Forum) 

Calatanazor juniper forest

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

The Sabinar de Calatanazor is a remarkable forest of Spanish juniper (Juniperus thurifera) in Soria near the village of Calatanazor. Read

bolets – setas – wild mushrooms

Monday, October 1st, 2007

A guide to food in Spain A B C D-E F-G-H I-J-K L-M-N O-P-Q R S T U-V-W-X-Y-Z bolets (Catalan ...

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Castile and Aragon

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Castile and Aragon for Magnum Photos in 1963. More here. The photos are of landscapes in Segovia, somewhere in Castilla and Aragon near the Soria border (last two). It would be interesting to compare the treeless hills in the two photos of Aragon with today. They will ...