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 #1

<b>Is a Bee Fly</b><p><b>a)</b> a type of bee?<p><b>b)</b> a type of fly?<p><b>c)</b> neither of the above<p>The diminutive mauve flower is Small Herb Robert and it has been attracting the …

Nature

Living in Crete

The Sweet Smell of Rain

Ah, the sweet, rich smell of rain. That distinctive scent wafting up our nostrils comes from a naturally occurring plant oil that is absorbed by soil …

Nature

Greece Crete has...

Tales of the Riverbank

If we just push our way through these giant canes we should find the…splash!...stream. I’ve found the water; my right foot has at any rate. I’ve also …

Nature

To St. John's Ford

Algerian Iris, <i>Iris unguicularis</i><p>Here we are below the Milonas waterfall and the cataract is still tumbling down through the rocks sounding like a …

Nature

The Milonas Waterfall of Crete

We seem to have emerged from the woods unscathed and the waterfall now lies directly ahead of us. We’ve had to take quite a detour to get around …

Nature

Into A Dark, Dark Place

The next obstacle on our route to the Milonas Waterfall would appear to be a densely wooded slope but before we venture down into the sylvan gloom …

Nature

Crete Hiking Guide (Southern Lasithi)

I have now uploaded all of the latest series of blog posts (which will continue next week after a brief, unscheduled hiatus) to Google maps:<p>Enjoy …

A Recipe For Life

We seem to have taken quite a detour last week to get down to this level and the waterfall should be over there somewhere. We’ll follow our ears and …

Nature

East Crete

Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni<p>One of the greatest historical monasteries of Crete, the Monastery of Faneromeni is built into a hillside at an …

Worlds Within Worlds

Do you want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that we’ve made it safely through the Milonas Gorge. The bad news is that we have a …

Nature

The Milonas Gorge

I think that I may have lulled you into a false sense of security last week with all that beauty of Where Three Valleys Meet. Not that this week’s …

Nature

Red-legged partridge - Paradise of Birds

The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It is …

Where Three Valleys Meet

Let me take you by the hand<p>To a far and distant land<p>Where peace and tranquillity reign<p>Where bare winter branches<p>Form cathedral like arches<p>And the …

Inside The Rainbow

A rainbow over Agios Ioannis<p>I see that you’ve got your wet weather gear on this morning which is just as well looking at those clouds covering the …

Inside The Rainbow

I see that you’ve got your wet weather gear on this morning which is just as well looking at those clouds covering the mountains. I’m not sure we’ll …

New paper reveals how landscape factors affect territory occupancy and breeding success of Egyptian Vultures on the Balkans

27.11.2016<p>Home<br>• Useful information<br>• New paper reveals how landscape factors affect territory occupancy and breeding success of Egyptian Vultures on the …

Not so Bleak Midwinter?

Occasionally – just occasionally – the gods smile on us when we least expect it. And Wednesday was one of those days: fieldwork on a glorious winter …

Nature

Water Divining

The winter rains have started in earnest and our gullies should be starting to fill nicely now. There is an ancient practice called dowsing whereby …

Common mallow

Common mallow (Malva sylvestris) is often seen on waste ground and roadsides throughout the British Isles, although it is rarer in the far north of …

Life In The Olive Grove

Last week we were prowling around an old olive mill and, somewhat unsurprisingly, this week’s stroll looks as if it is heading for an olive grove. …

Nature

Browse Taxa | Diatom Flora of Britian and Ireland

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The Old Olive Press

After last week’s stroll through the village of Agios Ioannis I thought we'd walk down the road for a bit and then cut across into the valley below …

Gardening

Wildlife

<b>Protecting and helping the wildlife of Crete.</b> Crete is rich in its variety of wildlife. However, these animals also need protection and help. Quite …

Wildlife

Aquaworld Aquarium - Hersonissos - Crete - Greece

<b>We open 1st April until 31st October every year<br>Monday to Saturday open 10:00. Last entry 17.15<br>CLOSED SUNDAYS<br>Entrance Price: Adults & Teenage Children</b> …

Greece

Crete Nature: The Village of Agios Ioannis

Welcome to the village of Agios Ioannis, or Saint John if you want a rough English translation. It’s a village very much in slow transition at the …

Nature

How to Survive Cretan Nostalgia

A semi serious study on how to fight post-Crete blues<p><i>As the engines create strong acceleration and the aerodynamic noise gets louder and louder, my</i> …

Greece

Ecotourism and Outdoor Activities in Crete through Wild Nature

.Discover Crete through <b>Wild Nature</b><br>The expert in Ecotourism<br>and Outdoor Activities on the island<p>ΕΟΤ License no 10-39-E-70000-100-700<p>Experience <b>Amari’s</b> …