Rare Plants of Inglis Way

By this time of the year (June) many plant species on the Rock are already going to seed and everything seems to be drying up, but there are still some interesting plants which are fully in bloom. A number of these can be found along Inglis Way, and some only here and nowhere else in the Upper Rock.

Among these are Rampion Campanula rapunculus (rare), St John's Wort Hypericum perforatum (very rare) and Greater Catmint Nepeta tuberosa (very rare). The Rampion in particular has flowered this year in greater numbers than ever before. Also found along the path are the colourful Common Centaury Centaurium erythreaea, the tiny and rare Lesser Centaury Centaurium pulchellum, the striking Perennial Delphinium Delphinium pentagynum and the rare Soft Restharrow Ononis mitissima.

 

Rampion Campanula rapunculus
Rampion Campanula rapunculus
Rampion Campanula rapunculus 2
Rampion Campanula rapunculus, close up of the flowers
Common Centaury Centaurium erythraea
Common Centaury Centaurium erythraea
Lesser Centaury Centaurium pulchellum
Lesser Centaury Centaurium pulchellum
Perennial Delphinium Delphinium pentagynum
Perennial Delphinium Delphinium pentagynum
St Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum
St Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum
Greater Catmint Nepeta tuberosa
Greater Catmint Nepeta tuberosa
Soft Restharrow Ononis mitissima
Soft Restharrow Ononis mitissima

Kestrel Flies Again

Kestrel Flies Again

The Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS)
 
Press Release
4 December 2019

On the 25 October 2019 a female Common Kestrel was brought ashore at the Port of Gibraltar from the visiting cruise ship P&O Arcadia. It had been seeking refuge on one of the ship’s decks after the vessel had sailed through bad weather in the Strait of Gibraltar.
 
The bird was found by one of the passengers on board and was seen to be suffering from starvation and in an extremely weak condition.
 
It was originally handed in to staff at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, which in turn handed it over to the GONHS Raptor Unit, which continued with its care and rehabilitation.
 
The Kestrel spent a month at the rehabilitation centre and was released on the 25th November after recovering fully from its ordeal.

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Bryophytes & Lichens Outing

Bryophytes & Lichens Outing

The Bryophytes and lichens outing took place on Saturday 16th November, with a cold 9˚C start to the morning.  This however did not stop the eager few who attended.

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GONHS visits Notre Dame First School

GONHS visits Notre Dame First School

In the latest in a series of visits to local schools, GONHS Raptor Unit’s section head, Vincent Robba, visited Notre Dame First School.

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Gibraltar Bird Report 2018  online

Gibraltar Bird Report 2018 online

Welcome to the 2018 issue of the Gibraltar Bird Report.

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Eurobirdwatch 2019 a success

Eurobirdwatch 2019 a success

Over 500 participants attended a successful Eurobirdwatch 2019.  With groups at Jews' Gate, Commonwealth Park and at Europa Point in the afternoon.

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GONHS Election Wish List

GONHS Election Wish List

GONHS has released their wish list for the upcoming general election on 17th October.

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Invertebrate Safari Outing

Invertebrate Safari Outing

Our September outing, which took place on the 14th, was an Invertebrate Safari around the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, led by Invertebrates Section head Dr Rhian Guillem.

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International Bat Night 2019

International Bat Night 2019

The 12th International Bat Night was held on the 28th August at the John Mackintosh Hall, which proved to be a great sucess.

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