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by wolf
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: When greed is not enough
Replies: 17
Views: 30161

RB - that road is public whatever any moron or two-bit landowner who bought land in the area from ELIZA company says - on the hilltop there are bronze age silos advertised by the MTA on one of their leaflets ( for which you pay btw ) but the area is closed off by a gate ...however there are ways and...
by wolf
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Mass dump at Wied Incita
Replies: 43
Views: 85414

Does the new top dog at Environment protection at MEPA ever visit this website ? .....zzzz.....zzzzzz........zzzzzz......zzzz....

wolf
by wolf
Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Mass dump at Wied Incita
Replies: 43
Views: 85414

Ahhhhh MWP... long ago I reported to MEPA suggesting exactly what you are saying and on bahalf of my NGO reported offroading there on a scheduled ( suppost ) part of the garigue needless to say nothing happened and the PRO there said I had no proof the offraoding was in scheduled area - at the time ...
by wolf
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Xkattapietra
Replies: 7
Views: 44872

RB - now that you mention fejgel ...I wa told by some hunters that there is still a woman at Mgarr ( malta ) who makes a pain-killing home medicine from this plant

wolf
by wolf
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Phoenician Juniper- Native, Naturalised, what?
Replies: 12
Views: 66079

RB - It is obvious you have never met Sdravko - the man who can turn walking on the pavement into a danger-filled endeavour
Hi Sdravko - heard you are back in Malta

wolf
by wolf
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Factory waste full of plastic on the Cliffs and Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 13103

like F*** they willl !!!! but I hear the new head honcho at environment protection at MEPA is eager to met NGOs and discuss.... hope is the last thing to die but I have very little faith in MEPA / the Police ( those who have been ordered not to arraign hunters... ) and all the rest of the bloody est...
by wolf
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Ajuga pseudoiva
Replies: 1
Views: 10743

I am reliably told that the species in the ppicture is ajuga iva subsp pseudoiva ...only found it first time last week - there is just one plant at wied incita as far as I could tell...

it is supposed to be quite common but had never seen it before

wolf
by wolf
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Hyacinth variation
Replies: 15
Views: 16105

I used to ride very often - I think once I even cycled over 80km in a day to the detriment of my very lower back.......it is tremendous fun ( not the pain in the a** though ) Unfortunately I dropped the bike almost immediately when I decided to start driving at the ripe old age of 38...... you shud ...
by wolf
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Hyacinth variation
Replies: 15
Views: 16105

RB - you can spot barlia from an aeroplane....when you spot papocci ta malta from a mountain bike kellimna !!!

just kidding

wolf
by wolf
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Hondoq ir-Rummien
Replies: 2
Views: 9592

yes govt wants to pursue the project - and the opposition also wants a marina there - say goodbye to the cleanest sea in gozo

thats why we should all take a minute to sign this petition guys


wolf
by wolf
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Xkattapietra
Replies: 7
Views: 44872

xpakkapietra is quite common - the gardener at argotti once told me the floriana granaries are full of it....it is still used for gallstones and i remember my mother oiling it when she suffered from it - today she doesnt suffer from the condition any more

wolf
by wolf
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Hyacinth variation
Replies: 15
Views: 16105

RB - that surely nust be bellevalia romana ( roman hyacinth ) quite a rare thing and only found on a couple of clay slopes - good find

it is also indigenous by the way so we should treat this species with care

cheers

wolf
by wolf
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Hondoq ir-Rummien
Replies: 2
Views: 9592

Hondoq ir-Rummien

Please take the time to sign the online petition at http://soshondoq.blogspot.com/
Over 700 people have already done so
We just cannot afford to lose more land to speculators - especially after the ODZ betrayal this summer.

Thanks

wolf
by wolf
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo calling....
Replies: 14
Views: 14693

by the way the plant was found midway between ramla and san blas just below the upper cliffs ...there is a small road which ends in private field ...people familiar with Gozo may know the place

wolf
by wolf
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo calling....
Replies: 14
Views: 14693

as always Sdravko appears correct on this one - comparison with images on the net ( especially the dstinctive seed pod ) seem to point to lablab ( purple hyacinth bean )
certainly an interesting alien - more so if it flowers in summer
thanks sdravko

wolf
by wolf
Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo calling....
Replies: 14
Views: 14693

no guesses yet re a1 and a2. ???.....I guess we wait for the german or bulgarian experts .....i will be very surprised if it isnt a cultivar

wolf
by wolf
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo calling....
Replies: 14
Views: 14693

Gozo calling....

Was in Gozo this weekend and did some walking in remote areas here are a couple of pcs.... A1 and A2 looks definitely like a pea family member ( very clever me no ? ) but I have no idea if its a cultivar or a wild plant ...it is a tall climbing plant with a large distinctive seed pod ( 3-4 inches lo...
by wolf
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Surprise Surprise
Replies: 27
Views: 36575

Congratulations !!!!

wolf :D :D :D
by wolf
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: an ornamental especially for wolf
Replies: 12
Views: 20418

beats me too....

wolf
by wolf
Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Challenging identifications !!
Replies: 16
Views: 19763

thanks rob...i mix up my latin so hopelessly - ver.cymbalaria is the one we found at selmun way back in feb i think - that time when sdravko showed us his ability to go up vertical cliff faces....
by wolf
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Challenging identifications !!
Replies: 16
Views: 19763

I assume linaria cymbalaria is synonymous with veronica cymbalaria ...is that correct ? Do not believe this species is too common in Malta but I am pleased to say I located just one plant today at Wied is-Sewda ...interesting also that tribulus terrestris is found in very small patch not too far fro...
by wolf
Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: portulaca oleracea
Replies: 15
Views: 17440

thanks Sdravko for some very interesting information

wolf
by wolf
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Challenging identifications !!
Replies: 16
Views: 19763

the pics were all shot in wild but sometimes close to habitation linaria was on walls everywhere ...as a rule I do not shoot garden plants - it isnt much fun ...

wolf
by wolf
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Challenging identifications !!
Replies: 16
Views: 19763

Bravo ! ...sorry I MEANT linaria when I said scrophularia - but I am not sure I have seen it in Malta
so jack are these typical alpine flora or just mediterranean since the Ticino region has a very mild climate ?

thanks

wolf
by wolf
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Challenging identifications !!
Replies: 16
Views: 19763

Challenging identifications !!

A couple of pics taken a week ago in Switzerland in the Lugano area - it was really beautiful and amazingly sunny and warm - just enjoy the pics or venture into identification - sw3 looks like a scrophularia and another looks like a farfalle pasta ! Correct answers qualify for a bar of Lindt chocola...
by wolf
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: swimming creature chadwick lakes
Replies: 25
Views: 63054

btw Sandra youre welcome to use the pic no problem

wolf
by wolf
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: swimming creature chadwick lakes
Replies: 25
Views: 63054

MWP - the little bugger was found in one of the very few remaining pools at chadwick lakes proper ( not fiddien further up ) it is only about ten minutes or so walking from the rabat-mosta road ( the new road where there is an exit not too far from the ghajn tuffieha / mgarr crossroads ....

wolf
by wolf
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: portulaca oleracea
Replies: 15
Views: 17440

couple of times i found it in flower was always around mid-morning in fact

wolf
by wolf
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: swimming creature chadwick lakes
Replies: 25
Views: 63054

the way you people are describing how this bug bites it seems I am lucky to be alive !!! does this larva really bite that bad ?

ps anyone has a latin ( i almost typed botanical there.. ) name for it ? wud like to compare images on google

wolf
by wolf
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: portulaca oleracea
Replies: 15
Views: 17440

like Pine I am now seeing this plant everywhere....including in a huge olive tree tub just across from my house - rarely in flower though

wolf