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by MWP admin
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Small bumble bee orchid
Replies: 2
Views: 8882

Thank you robcar! ! ! Sorry for being absent for so long, but I really appreciate your comments. I wish to have more time for the website, there are many things to be updated, some things which I don't like, some things which should be removed.... so on and so forth... but that time is now focused o...
by MWP admin
Mon May 21, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Public Lecture on Ecology and Justice
Replies: 0
Views: 11403

Public Lecture on Ecology and Justice

A public lecture on ‘Ecology and justice’ will be delivered by Fr Patxi Alvarez, SJ, head of the Rome-based [image]Jesuit Secretariat of Social Justice and Ecology, on Thursday 24th at 6.30 p.m. at St Aloysius’ College Sixth Form Assembly Hall, Old Railway Road, Birkirkara. “Caring for the environme...
by MWP admin
Sat May 19, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: large unidentified plant
Replies: 8
Views: 15645

Yes, and at the background there is some stones and bricks dumped, hence the source of the orn. could be through waste (eg. unwanted pots)

Regards
Stephen
by MWP admin
Thu May 17, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: large unidentified plant
Replies: 8
Views: 15645

From this photo I can suggest two tentative IDs: i) either Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum , but usually it does not make that much dense flowers (but you never now!) or (ii) a holticulture escape of a plant of the Aizoaceae family Quick link eg. a white form of this ornamental: http://www.succulent-pla...
by MWP admin
Wed May 16, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: large unidentified plant
Replies: 8
Views: 15645

Do you have close-up images of the flowers and leaves, because your photo lacks a bit such details for an ID

Also, it will help if you state the locality and the habitat it was growing, at least if wild or cultivate or garden escape.
by MWP admin
Sat May 12, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Food and Fodder Plants of Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 10968

Yes, things have changed in the last 6 years! I (and il-Pine) still have plenty of interest in Flora, but things might also change drastically for me. I think my energy and dedication for this country are in vain, so maybe its time to elongate my neck and look what lies away from our shores has to o...
by MWP admin
Tue May 08, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Food and Fodder Plants of Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 10968

Thanks for your announcment. It should be another hit for the vegetation of the Maltese Islands. I think everyone has become an expert on plants and so no more questions are asked on this forum else an ocassional advert

Greetings from drying Malta
by MWP admin
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ophrys
Replies: 6
Views: 12741

They are Ophrys mesaritica
The most common Ophrys
by MWP admin
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: An aquatic plant (never seen one alike)
Replies: 5
Views: 12013

Yes I think it was Coronopus :!:
by MWP admin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 59839

Wiehed isbah mill-iehor - prosit u thanks :cheers:
by MWP admin
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Black wasp with white wooly hair
Replies: 3
Views: 11604

Thanks Xilpa, it is quite similar to Andrena agilissima you suggested
Best regards
by MWP admin
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Syritta pipiens in flight
Replies: 15
Views: 26974

Do these uploads only when you feel to and have good time. I just bumped in this excellent forum where I promsed to upload them on the web, but at that time it was quite longsome the process (static html) and never found the time. Since the photos are yours, now you can just do that yourself in your...
by MWP admin
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Syritta pipiens in flight
Replies: 15
Views: 26974

Xilpa, these are good examples for the Malta Fauna!

Thanks
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Two more for il-Pine
Replies: 6
Views: 15167

Re: Two more for il-Pine

ps. Should I have split these in two posts seeing that they are two different species ? One species per post is a guideline to keep the forum organised, but if you are in a hurry, you can ocassionally post more in one. What is more important is to post species for ID in the correct sub-forum (eg sn...
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Two more for il-Pine
Replies: 6
Views: 15167

Re: Two more for il-Pine

ps. Should I have split these in two posts seeing that they are two different species ? One species per post is a guideline to keep the forum organised, but if you are in a hurry, you can ocassionally post more in one. What is more important is to post species for ID in the correct sub-forum (eg sn...
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 59839

Getting more interesting.... credit good!
by MWP admin
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Black wasp with white wooly hair
Replies: 3
Views: 11604

Black wasp with white wooly hair

I would like to identify this wasp. The wings are black like Xylopa, and the white wool-like hair is very interesting, making the species having a contrasting black and white colour.

Thanks!
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Hymenochaetaceae sp. ????
Replies: 5
Views: 14769

by MWP admin
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Input data and pics for fauna species
Replies: 1
Views: 6825

Input data and pics for fauna species

A new feature is included in the fungi & fauna section of our website! http://www.maltawildplants.com/WildNature.php Trusted users (eg. active forum members!) can input data/pics of fauna and fungi species found on the Maltese islands from their home through a web browser. The input is very easy and...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Hymenochaetaceae sp. ????
Replies: 5
Views: 14769

Yes, they have that shape and growing from trunk bases.

Have you checked the Genus Phellinus? Was it growing at the base of a Tamarix?
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 19925

Today i saw one like this at Zurrieq - only an empty shell. It was about 8mm in diameter.
by MWP admin
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Small snails from Magun, Qala
Replies: 2
Views: 9068

Thank you very much!
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 59839

Ara how nice! Is that dull-bluish marking part of the colour of the shell or an artifact?

PS, I had a mollusc for ID on the forum, did you notice it ?

Tomorrow tinsiex...
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 17460

Hi Jackpot - how are you???

I am actually more sad with my eyesight that I did not spot the tree after a quick browse in your book. I did not even had an idea on the family to search carefully.

Best regards!
by MWP admin
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Explorations, excursions and walks in the countryside
Topic: The peril of tac-'Cawl' - 12 Nov 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 20251

Yes DavDand, what you said is really true. One important rule is to make a good risk analysis before taking the action or quit. Just to rest the minds of you friends, I write these few lines. I have attempted to visit the other islet - (tal-Halfa rock) twice, but the East wind prevailing for 3 weeks...
by MWP admin
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 19925

There is one thing I can't picture. Starting from the opercule (head) the shell looks to be concave (shape of a plate), but after half a turn of the shell, the edge looks as convex (discoid shape). From memory or photos at other angles, can you say if the shell was concave or convex ? This might hel...
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 59839

Hi Pine, I shall work on the mollusca input right after this post.

Just to let you know that you can also add your name in the photos - but as you wish.


Photo: Owen Mifsud
www.MaltaFauna.com


PS: did you see this:
http://maltawildplants.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1810
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 19925

Not that I am an expert of mollusc, far from it, but in my outdoor experience, I never seen a snail like that, or perhaps I the closest were empty white shells which look different from the living form.

Nice creature, splendi photo.
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 17460

Great, thank you sigra - you are right.

I don't think there is a maltese name, but we can adapt a name quickly:

1) Sigra tal-Umbrella
2) Sigra tal-Qarnit

:-D

Thanks ta'! you impressed me