Thursday, March 12, 2015

Orchid hunting at Cala Pilar

I knew this was a propitious area for it and also it was the right time -second week in March- so I went to Cala Pilar to try to fond any specimen of Orchid.

 Cala Pilar shows a wild and ragged beauty.

Ophrys tenthredinifera.

Ophrys tenthredinifera, the sawfly orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey The common name refers to a purported resemblance between the flower and the sawfly, a wasp-like insect.

 Quercus Ilex

Quercus ilex, the evergreen oak, holm oak, or holly oak is a large evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region. It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly. It is a member of the white oak section of the genus, with acorns that mature in a single summer.

 The wood is hard and tough, and has been used since ancient times for general construction purposes as pillars, tools, wagons (Hesiod, Works and Days 429), vessels, and wine casks. It is also used as firewood, or in charcoal manufacture.

It's been a very long walk for Panxo who has been sleeping in the car all the way back.

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