The Ebro Delta in April

On Sunday, April 14, we had a fantastic day in the Ebro Delta with a great group of people. The delta is pretty brown this time of year, since the rice fields are barren, and most of the life is concentrated in the lagoons. Next month the fields will be flooded in preparation for spring…

Bird Watching Day Trips to the Ebro Delta over Easter

You go to the Ebro delta for the birds. Lots of birds. Birds in numbers and diversity unlike anything you’re going to encounter in all but a couple of other places in the Western Mediterranean. There are about 600 species of birds in Europe – the Ebro delta holds roughly 350 of them. We begin…

Choose Your Excursion

Most excursions are in the Sitges, Sant Pere de Ribes, and Garraf areas. The length can be varied according to the abilities and interests of each group. The focus is not on long walks, but on looking closely and appreciatively at the natural world around us. Here are a few examples of local excursions. 1:…

Fabulous Plants and Animals in the Sitges Area

Living in Sant Pere de Ribes, we’ve spent a lot of time in the Parc del Garraf, our local protected natural park. While not as diverse as some other natural parks in Catalunya, Garraf has a wide range of plant and animal species. This is just a small sampling of the fascinating things people can…

Eco Excursions!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Matt, and I like nature. And kids. And getting kids out into nature. A lot of children these days seem to suffer from what American non-fiction writer and journalist Richard Louv has called “nature deficit disorder,” a non-medical term which describes the disconnect that people – particularly children…