Starting on Thursday 3 February is a new series of round table discussion organised by the Maó Ateneu and GOB with the help of the Menorca Preservation Fund. On Thursday we will focus on publicizing innovative projects that aim to raise European Next Generation funds for their execution. These are ideas that can become opportunities in the future for Menorca, opening new economic development lines that can be important both from a social and environmental point of view. The discussions can be attended in person at the Ateneu or can be followed through you tube Continue reading Innovative Projects to be discussed at the Ateneu
With a rate of growth of more than one new member a week, GOB Menorca has reached a membership of 1449 this year. This social body guarantees us total independence when we are placed in front of the island’s environmental problems and present proposals for solving them. This is one of the conclusions of the Annual General Meeting that took place on 21 December and where Carlos Coll was unanimously elected as the Island President for another two years. Continue reading Annual General Meeting looking towards the future
This is to announce the excursion that we had to postpone last week to look at the plants of Binidonaire. Continue reading Excursion to learn about the plants at Binidonaire
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
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
This Thursday, 26 August, from 18.30 we are continuing with activities for all the family at the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals. This time we will concentrate on how to discover what birds eat and analyse the uneaten parts that they cannot digest. You can paint T-shirts, if you wear them, here. You can visit the Centre from Mondays to Saturdays from 18.00 hours. Continue reading Family Workshops at the Wild Life Recuperation Centre