Spring is here and as would a Madrid ‘mole harness the warmth’. In the Region of Murcia are 300 days a year that we see the sun with its resulting heat, so from these lines say ‘Cool March’.
Spring is the most attractive season as we allow to observe many flower buds at different phenological stages: from the almost negligible dark purple button through buttons for other colors or white roses. We already have some in our next open the Mar Menor flower farm.
As an old announcement of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia said, ‘Where lives the Sun’, and it is true that we are privileged to this brightness that is reflected in our lemon.
In a recent study, published last January, our neighbors in the Association of Naturalists east (Anse), in which an old sewage El Algar has served as an object of research on birds of prey that exist in this environment have been very satisfactory results obtained by the number and diversity of wildlife found. To a large extent these data are the result of the efforts of Anse in defense of the environment.
Flock of birds of prey are living near our farm highlighting the presence: the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), sparrowhawk (Accipiter niscus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), the short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), common buzzard (Buteo buteo), the Moor Buzzard (Buteo fufinus) and osprey (Pandion haliaetus).
In the following link you can see images of these predators, and some others that make up the ecosystem of El Algar: www.marmenorenclave.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/rapaces-en-el-mar-menor.html?m=1
Day by day
Farms continue its normal course at this time of year. Our day is to emphasize that the irrigation system work properly to not unbalance the trees as a critical time approaches for future production: Bloom. Above all we are paying close attention to the Verna variety, which is the variety that was intrinsic flowering coincides this year with the production for the flowering fruit last year.
Furthermore, we continue with the work of pruning trees in adults who have already collected them off and approached in time to new planting lemon trees.