Autumn flowers

There are some characteristic plants that begin to flower in the autumn, with some already present and others beginning to flower now.

Normally, with the first rains, some plants sprout early, but due to the drought conditions we have experienced lately, some have delayed flowering and are appearing now.  The gallery of pictures, taken by our botanist Leslie Linares, displays some of the most characteristic species that can be found in Gibraltar.

Autumn Lady's Tresses Orchid

Autumn Lady's Tresses Orchid

Flowers from (September) October to November.
Autumn Snowflake

Autumn Snowflake

Flowers between September, October and November.
Autumn Squill

Autumn Squill

Flowers from September, October to November (December).
Bullate Or Autumn Buttercup

Bullate Or Autumn Buttercup

Flowers between October, November and December (January).
Paper White Narcissus

Paper White Narcissus

Flowers from (October) November, December to January (February).
Prickly Ivy

Prickly Ivy

Flowers from (September) October to November (December).
Southern Autumn Crocus

Southern Autumn Crocus

Flowers during (October) November (December).
Southern Or Autumn Colchicum

Southern Or Autumn Colchicum

Flowers from September to October.

Macaque Outing

Macaque Outing

The next GONHS outing will be held on the 18th November at 09:30 at the Apes' Den.  Non-members are welcome but we ask for a donation of £5 to be made.

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Birds Ringed at the Observatory

Birds Ringed at the Observatory

Here is a gallery of some of the rare and more unusual birds that have been trapped and ringed at the Observatory this autumn.

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Autumn flowers

Autumn flowers

There are some characteristic plants that begin to flower in the autumn, with some already present and others beginning to flower now.

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EuroBirdwatch 2017 (part 2)

EuroBirdwatch 2017 (part 2)

The second part of EuroBirdwatch took place on Saturday 7th October during the morning.  Ringer in residence, Ray Marsh, was at the event ringing birds caught at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens to show to members of the public.

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Why is the Wryneck so called?

Why is the Wryneck so called?

The Wryneck gets its name from the ability to turn its head from side to side and back and forth in the manner of a snake.  This ability is thought to imitate a snake, to deter predators from their nest.  They will also assume this habit when held in the hand.  See our video

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International Bat Night 2017

International Bat Night 2017

The 10th edition of the International Bat Night under the auspices of Eurobats / BatLife Europe was held on Friday 6th October 2017 at the Open Air Theatre at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.

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EuroBirdwatch 2017

EuroBirdwatch 2017

The first leg of our EuroBirdwatch 2017 events took place on Sunday 1st October at Europa Point. 

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Iberian Chiffchaffs on passage

Iberian Chiffchaffs on passage

Iberian Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus ibericus are now passing through the area of the Straits on their way to their winter quarters in Africa.

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