A Walk in the Delta of the Llobregat

So, we’ve moved to Barcellona. And last Saturday Boyfriend’s company organised a “Walk in the Woods” kind of activity for World Environment Day, that is held every year on the 5th of June.

We went to the Delta of the Llobregat, a river that runs to the left of Barcellona and right next to our house. We arrived really early (too early, my fault!) and so before the others turned up we went for a walk. This is the first post, but stay tuned because more photos and some interesting facts (why are pine trees so tall? How do you make an insect hotel?) will be published on this blog in the upcoming days!

Delta del Llobregat

Our first view of the delta

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there were loads of wild flowers

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wild oats – we were later shown how these seeds react to water by twisting. This movement helps them plant themselves into the soil when it rains! A very cool experiment to show children (and adults 😉 )

delta del llobregat

Horses kept wild in some areas of the park – Caballos del Maresme – to graze on plants and avoid over-vegetation so that the fauna can have a better environment to live in

delta del llobregat european serin bird

A European Serin – there were many many birds in the park but this one was the cutest (and the best photo I managed to take. Maybe it’s time to change my zoom lens….)

delta del llobregat

The strangest feature of the park was that it was created when the airport was built…less than 1 km away! The loud noise of planes taking off every minute was incredibly annoying at first, but by the time we left we had all gotten used to it!

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The river Llobregat

delta del Llobregat

Wild plants

 

 

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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