Details of the experience
When I upload this post with the photos my friend took Inaki de Salas during a stop we made on the way to Genalguacil, spring just started, at ground zero of the fire that last year devastated Sierra Bermeja, and although today, the fire season has not yet "theoretically" begun, a wave devastates thousands of hectares of forest in 5 communities in Spain; Castellón, Teruel, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria, currently suffer one of the greatest threats produced by humans and increased by climate change.
- Do you know how our mountains were formed: peridotites and their importance?
- The wild flora and fauna that surrounds us: The Spanish fir as a symbol of resistance, the intelligence of plants.
- How does climate change affect the forest and how to protect it today?
- The Biodiversity crisis and who and how it affects us.Awareness: Desertification / 6th generation fires / Extreme temperatures
Action: Reforestation. Workshop for making nest boxes and installing bird feeders.
When?: Fall (Sept/Dec)
total time approx: 3.5 hours (without accounting for transport)
Languages: Spanish / EnglishWhat's included?
- Introductory talk to the workshop.
- Guided visit to the orchidarium of Estepona.
- Sketches for environmental improvement.
- Guided tour of the Sierra Bermeja Natural Park.
- Construction and placement of nest box and feeder.
- CR insurance.
1. Visit to the orchidarium of Estepona
• Thank you and welcome, presentation of our team and the program of activities to the participants.
• Wild life in a city, how to identify it, value it and how to protect it.
• The intelligence of plants.
2. Visit to the Natural Park of Sierra Bermeja (3 hours)
• Welcome to the Sierra Bermeja Natural Park, presentation of our team and the program of activities to the participants.
• We will talk about the singularity of the enclave where we live, how the mountains were formed and what peculiarities our red or red mountain has.
• Paseo de los Pinsapos: Route where we will teach you not only how to walk in the mountains but also how to interpret the forest with the five senses, valuing everything that surrounds us. From the observation of footprints and signs, traditional forest uses, such as orientation, identification of animals, plants, sounds, use of technology...
• Sixth generation fires. What are they, why do they occur and how do they affect us?
• Talk about life in the forest; What is a forest, who inhabits it, what benefits do they bring us?
and how to preserve its wildest state?
• How climate change is affecting birds.
• Reforestation: Obtaining small seedlings in seedbeds to take and care for at home or business to plant at the end of the program.
• Workshop for manufacturing nest boxes and bird feeders.
• Farewell to the group, encouraging them to continue this work of protection in their daily lives.
• A 10-step guide will be provided to facilitate wildlife around companies and their homes, as well as sketches for the construction of nest boxes and bird feeders.
• Awarding of prizes for each of the participants who, through their effort, manages to document having managed to facilitate wildlife in their environment.