The coast of Binidonaire is formed by the most ancient rocks of Menorca, interspersed with fossil dunes from more recent times. It is very exposed to the north winds. These are some of the characteristics that explain the diversity of plants that we find there, many of which are endemic. This Sunday, 24 October, we have organized a public excursion to learn about the flora.
It is necessary to register here. The meeting point at 9 am will be at the car park of the Mercadal Windmill. From there we will go in cars to the point from which we will start to walk. It is expected to finish at 13.30. The walk is of medium difficulty, mostly because there are some stony sections and steep slopes.
This Saturday, 16 October at 10 am, we have organised a workshop on how to make compost in the garden at GOB’s Es Viver. To attend, please could you register here . Kitchen waste or the cuttings from the kitchen and house gardens rather than being wasted are a useful resource and good for improving the fertility of the earth if they are well composted using the right techniques. This Saturday there is an opportunity to learn how to do it.
Remember that the Es Viver garden centre of GOB is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 13.30. Now is a good time to seed the kitchen garden for the winter. You will find many ecological seedlings of local varieties and other plants.
A workshop (free) is being offered this week to show the best practices for liberating, including reanimating, birds and marine turtles tangled in fishing gear. Continue reading Sign up for a workshop to help injured marine animals
GOB is organizing a course on the environment to learn how to look at and discover details on our walks. This is designed for people who enjoy contact with nature and is orientated to give a general view of the natural values of Menorca and get close to them while respecting the need to preserve them. We want to transmit good practices and knowledge on plants, animals, mushrooms, geology… Continue reading A new course on the environment for hikers
In relation to the international conference on climate change, Menorca has organised an event for people to participate in singing and in the reading of a manifesto. This will be on Friday 24 September at 19.00 in the patio area at the back of Sant Francesc in Mahon with the music of Bella Ciao, with lyrics adapted for the Island. Continue reading Friday 24 September: song for the climate
GOB is organizing an event for giving an information report and for a discussion on tourist overcrowding in Menorca, its origins and potential solutions. Continue reading Wednesday 22 September: discussion on tourist overcrowding
The General Plan of the Balearic Ports has been accompanied by an obligatory study for the available boating capacity in Menorca. The resulting figures have surpassed reality for some years. The data, available at an official level, ought to make port managers and companies with nautical links rethink their activities. Menorca should supply good service, attention and repairs but not increase its number of moorings. Continue reading Menorca already exceeds its available boating capacity
Effects linked to the pandemic have provoked a sudden change in the type of tourism. Fewer people require an all-inclusive holiday at a hotel with swimming pool, now there are more who come independently wanting to go to the coves, squares and restaurants. That is roughly how it has been and enough has been talked about it. However, let us profit by analysing the matter further. Continue reading Time to impose limits
The 20 September is the deadline for signing this Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea (European Citizens’ Initiative) that demands the protection of pollinators. You can do this on the following link: https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/eng/
Continue reading Sign this ICE to save the bees
The last family workshop for this summer at the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals will take place on Thursday 2 September from 18.30. We will get to know the story of the iguana, the American and African turtles and other exotic animals that live in our hospital. How have they arrived here? We will learn through play, things about these animals and the problems these invasive species pose on our native species. Continue reading This Thursday, the last family workshop at the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals