Sunday 2, open day at the Pedreres de s´Hostal and the Animal Hospital

Lithica and GOB invite you to an open day which we have organised for next Sunday 2 June from 10.00 until 14.00 hours, to celebrate the world day for the environment. You have the opportunity to see how the improvement of the magnificent sculptured space of the Pedreres de s’Hostal has advanced, with its different corners, gardens planted with autochthonous plants and its labyrinth and at the same time you will be able to visit the animal hospital found in the interior. Both entities work for the environment in these quarries and we invite you to visit them. Continue reading Sunday 2, open day at the Pedreres de s´Hostal and the Animal Hospital

Fauna from Menorca: the house martin

The house martin or town swallow (Delichon urbicum) was frequently a neighbour in our towns. Their nests of clay clinging to roofs in the eaves formed part of the urban landscape. These days, as has been found from the numbers collected each year by SOM (the Ornitholigcal Society of Menorca), we are getting rid of these house martins from built up areas obliging them to build their nests in industrial estates or in urbanizations. Only Ferreries keeps a significant number of nests, though there is a tendency towards reducing the quota. Continue reading Fauna from Menorca: the house martin

Walk to Son Mercer

The Consell Insular and GOB are organising an evening walk for Saturday 1 June. It will be to the archaeological site of Son Mercer de Baix in Ferreries. Son Mercer is a village where the naviformes were inhabited during the pretalayotic period. The one known as Cova des Moro retains a roof of huge slabs held up by three pillars made with large stones, the smallest at the base and the widest at the top. Continue reading Walk to Son Mercer

Help us to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx

This Sunday, 12 May, we have organised a volunteer´s work day to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx (south of Ciutadella). We are inviting you to come and help us. In this area there is a number of species that have escaped from gardens and are threatening the autochthonous plants on the front line of the sea, some of which are endemic. Continue reading Help us to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx

Friday 10 May. Conference on Climate Change with Damià Gomis

Damià Gomis is the director of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Climate Change at the University of the Balearics, that recently publicised a report on the economic, social and environmental effects of climate change in Menorca. GOB and the Ateneu de Maó have invited him to talk on these questions this Friday, 10 May at 8 pm in the Ateneu. Continue reading Friday 10 May. Conference on Climate Change with Damià Gomis

The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

The Mava Foundation promotes a programme of work in different places in the Mediterranean for preserving those cultural practices that help in conserving nature´s values. Menorca is included with its agricultural land stewardship agreements made with GOB and in the next few days the island is hosting a meeting coordinating all the areas involved in piloting this scheme. Continue reading The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

Son Bou hotels, lost documents and basements built without permissions

The two large towers built in the 1970s on the front line of the beach of Son Bou continue to give surprises. Some official documents from 1971 required that the two towers be reduced in height but have disappeared from all the public institutions. In any case, the hotels have been constructed over some basements although, when the licence was given, it was specifically stated there should be no building over them. This puts into question the legality of the whole building. Continue reading Son Bou hotels, lost documents and basements built without permissions

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