Today, 17th of April, is International Bat Day.

Most European bat species use woodlands at some point in their lives, whether for hunting, hibernation, breeding, temporary shelter, etc.
Many species are intimately associated with forests throughout the year, as they exclusively or mainly use tree hollows for shelter, and to a greater or lesser extent, obtain food in forests.
These are what we call arboreal or strict forest bats. We can consider up to 10 species within this group.
An excellent document, in Spanish, with a lot of information about forest bats can be found here.

Myotis cf. nattereri - Photo Jordi Bas

Myotis cf. nattereri – Photo Jordi Bas

If you want to know more about bats in Spain, visit the website of the Spanish Association for the Conservation and Study of Bats.

El domingo 3 de diciembre, Desert Leaves participa en un evento organizado por la asociación Pego Viu en nuestro sitio de proyecto en Pego.  Es una jornada de plantación de árboles para voluntarios; todos los detalles se encuentran en el folleto que puedes descargar aquí:

folleto evento – español

Si quieres apuntarte, en este vínculo encuentras la página de inscripción.

Today we welcome María del Mar D’ Incá Lavallata to Desert Leaves. Mar is a Forestry Engineer from the National University of Patagonia. He has participated in reforestation projects in the Marina Alta and carried out several native forest Management Plans in Argentina.

She currently works as a freelance professional, and will be in charge of writing the reforestation report for our project in Pego, and supervising the works later.