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Month: April 2012

Dead Dolphins

First the good news. There is a surprising prevalence of dolphins in the waters surrounding the Balearic Isles. Species found around Mallorca include the Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Risso’s Dolphin […]
Dead Dolphins

Bunyola

I am quite sure that I have not covered Bunyola yet on this blog, other than a reference to its Hospital Joan March when I got a beating from one distressed […]
Bunyola

Wild Gladioluses

One of my many Mallorcan delights is a small and delicate wild flower with up to twelve soft purple florets. They are wild gladioluses (Gladiolus italicus), also known as Common […]
Wild Gladioluses

Coastal Public Domain

Walking along the Mallorcan coastline, you will inevitably stumble across some hitos (Castellano) or fites (Catalan), boundary stones fixing the demarcation of the maritime border. In 1988, when the Spanish Ley […]
Coastal Public Domain

Wild Flowers

If you have lived in Mallorca for a number of years, say ten or even longer, you will not fail to have noticed that there are certain patterns, be that cycles […]
Wild Flowers