The Nature of Crete

By Steve Daniels | If you love nature and Mediterranean islands then this is the magazine for you. It features blogs, articles and snippets about the wonderful flora and fauna of Crete, Greece.

Steve's Nature Quiz #18

Kibbling? What on earth is that?<p>a) The brother or sister of a goat.<p>b) Separating the seeds from a carob pod.<p>c) The act of kissing and nibbling as …

To The Village of Schinokapsala

Welcome back! In the last three series we've trekked up hill and down dale and frolicked with the fishes in the Libyan Sea. And now for something …

Steve's Nature Quiz #11

Is your bath sponge a dead<p>a) animal?<p>b) plant?<p>c) fungus?<p>Welcome to the venerable world of the demospongiae. These animals have been around for over …

Steve's Nature Quiz #10

What is the simplest way to recognize a beetle?<p>a) from its head<p>b) from its wings<p>c) from its legs<p>Although the head and legs can tell you a lot about …

Chicory or Endive?

Food is everywhere in Crete, Greece if you know where to look for it such as this Chicory (or is it endive?) growing by the roadside. Taken with a …

Horned Caterpillars

One morning I noticed that the leaves on my grapevine were disappearing and it didn't take long to find the culprit. A rather large, green …

A Bush Full of Beetles

One of the marvellous things about Crete is that there is food growing just about everywhere. Even here on the side of the main road running through …

Steve's Nature Quiz #9

Bees, Wasps and Ants form the insect order Hymenoptera but which two are most closely related?<p>a) Bees and Wasps?<p>b) Wasps and Ants<p>c) Bees and Ants<p>It …

iNaturalist

The iNaturalist Android app helps you upload citizen science observations of plants and animals to the iNaturalist.org online community for …

Crete - July 2008

Crete - July 2008<p>During the wintertime in the year 2008 I have got my indispensable fotocamera which I using until today. The first documentation of …

Nature - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece

Crete has a rich biodiversity and the best moment to witness this is in the spring when the flora is at its best. Over 1.700 species have been …

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Bats - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece

Crete apart from isolated forests and the many abandoned farmhouses, has more than 2000 caves, which increase in more than 5000 with small cavities. …

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Richtis Gorge - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece

The amazing gorge of Richtis is located in Lasithi Prefecture, on the north side, between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. It starts just outside the …

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Adrianos Gorge - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece

Adrianos Gorge - 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes<p>The gorge of Adrianos starts from the village Adrianos. In some places there are high rocks that impede …

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