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by Lisa
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Cramp balls
Replies: 7
Views: 18856

Cramp balls

Full of cramp balls :)
thnx to edwin for confirming
by Lisa
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Natura 2000 sites and Ta Cenc
Replies: 0
Views: 10090

Natura 2000 sites and Ta Cenc

It has been a long time since i posted... Just wanted to update you on Natura 2000 process. Below is extract from Nature Truts's recent newsletter Il-Kampanja. I would like to thank all those on the forum who sent me feedback re species. Also, as i told stephen - the malta wild plants website was ev...
by Lisa
Sun May 21, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Strange plant at il-Munqar, Zurrieq
Replies: 6
Views: 9298

Strange plant at il-Munqar, Zurrieq

Any ideas on what the attached could be?
Sorry dont have any other info or close-ups.
Photo was taken a few weeks ago (i almost stepped on the plant before i noticed it as it was growing along a path and was quite low and small)
by Lisa
Wed May 03, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

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by Lisa
Wed May 03, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

:D here are some more photos (reduced in size)
by Lisa
Tue May 02, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Melampsora euphorbiae on Euphorbia dendroides
Replies: 12
Views: 41217

thanks a lot . maybe it is the same thing then. unfortunately my camera is not working so i dont have photo

cheers
by Lisa
Tue May 02, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

Yes :) the Mediterranean endemic Posidonia oceanica :)
fruits hadnt been seen for quite a few years. Some two years ago though they were all over sandy beaches
by Lisa
Tue May 02, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Periploca angustifolia
Replies: 11
Views: 25129

this is reply i got from mepa: "the word 'endemic' has to be used relative to a context/location, e.g. endemic to Gozo, endemic to the Maltese Islands, endemic to Europe, etc. The word 'endemic' in the context of LN 257/03 is defined in Regulation 2 of LN 257/03 as species "whose native distribution...
by Lisa
Tue May 02, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Habitats Directive
Replies: 0
Views: 7984

Habitats Directive

Dear all For your info. I was just told that info from mepa seminars on habitats directive are on this site http://www.mepa.org.mt/environment/index.htm?nptwinning/twinning.htm&1 i attended the seminar on EIA's and Natura 2000 sites and this is one of our only hopes to stop certain development from ...
by Lisa
Tue May 02, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

hint: these are the fruits of a flowering plant. they are seen only on rare occasions.... :) to photograph the plant in its natural habitat you would need some special equipment :)
by Lisa
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: PERSICARIA ?
Replies: 12
Views: 17759

i dont know that there are so many botanists in Malta :) they are not such a common species :roll:
by Lisa
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

nope :)
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: PERSICARIA ?
Replies: 12
Views: 17759

allow me to share a different viewpoint. i think it should work both ways. cioe, it has been thanks to people like guido and edwin lanfranco who dedicate so much of their time to maltese nature, that we now have information on plants, scheduled areas, etc And this also at a time when the few people ...
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Melampsora euphorbiae on Euphorbia dendroides
Replies: 12
Views: 41217

hi
how would you describe this fungus in laymen terms? is it like black spots only on one side of leaf? As i noted this at wied il ghasel
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: the Glider
Replies: 9
Views: 27620

dont know much about bird identification.could it be a crane? Grus grus?
but photo is not clear - how large was wing span and what were colours of the bird?
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Periploca angustifolia
Replies: 11
Views: 25129

????????thnx for noting this. i now see there are many others not endemic in schedule VIII
i will enquire about this
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a simple one :)
Replies: 8
Views: 19033

a simple one :)

here is a simple one :)
by Lisa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: identify this species!
Replies: 2
Views: 12620

identify this species!

an adult specimen. VERY common. Highly invasive.
by Lisa
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: No Comments
Replies: 19
Views: 46842

keep in mind that narcissus is also cultivated and u cant be sure whether those on sale are cur or not in any case there is no law against this if you want stephen we can join forces and use a nice photo of narcis and issue a press release - wither now or when next season comes.we do so every year t...
by Lisa
Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: endemics etc
Replies: 5
Views: 13185

hi there zurrija :) well i guess parts of malta in winter appear a bit deserted if compared to a city in europe but we are not really the only ones to think so :) as malta is ranked third in the whole world in terms of highest population globally! add to that a million tourists each year and the inc...
by Lisa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: endemics etc
Replies: 5
Views: 13185

endemics etc

Just thought I would direct you to this website for your info
http://islands.unep.ch/IBX.htm
by Lisa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: 2 plants from Pembroke
Replies: 6
Views: 10281

i have no idea on plant identification but at first glance it reminded me of centaurea jacea which i had come across at ricasoli and if i recall well was identified as such by e.lanfranco and d.stevens
by Lisa
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: PERSICARIA ?
Replies: 12
Views: 17759

hi this is persicaria lanigera which was recorded for the first time thanks to edwin lanfranco when we located it in the valley mentioned. it is very lucky to be still there as we had done very quick report and site visit upon learning that site was going to be "cleaned" in 1997. the south contains ...
by Lisa
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Mammals
Topic: Marine Rescue Team
Replies: 1
Views: 9982

Marine Rescue Team

Just a short note to let you know that if you ever encounter injured or stranded dolphins (or turtles) please notify asap Nature Trust's team of trained volunteers on 99422085/6. Any other sightings of dolphins, whales, turtles in our waters are appreciated and may be reported to mlcg@waldonet.net.m...
by Lisa
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Wied Babu - how about some "embellishment"???
Replies: 8
Views: 21192

Wied Babu - how about some "embellishment"???

A gem of a valley. And another shameful "embellishment". So much for the site being proposed as a Natura 2000 site. I thought the trapper on the site was already bad enough - but to add bulldozers and mounds of rubble on the Coronilla and the garigue is really too much. I'd like to see more people v...
by Lisa
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: This is insane. Where are the env. authorities
Replies: 2
Views: 11287

Hi
what is the species and where is this site?