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Berchules, Granada, Spain

27 February 2012

Alpujarras nature management

Today 30 cows started grazing the dry grass on the meadows above the house for a 30 day period.  Afterwards the pastures will be ready for new plants and flowers.  Sheperd "Bienvenido" and his two dogs are keeping the livestock where they supposed to graze.  The impact of this type of grazing, where in a short period all the grass is shortened, is to keep the soil open to young new flowering plants and grasses.  The many flowers make the region so special in the upcoming months.

18 February 2012

Spring mountainbiketour

After heavy snow on Thursday we went out to the 2000 m pista for a ride.  The sun was there, but still some snow on the track.  Traces of wildlife everywhere.