Autumn colours

We think of autumn, we think of autumn colours. And in spite of non-stop sunshine and warm summery days, plantlife in Málaga is also thinking of autumn. The poplars and larches are turning yellow, the vine-leaves are turning red and brown, the seedheads are nodding on the verges, attracting a world of noisy finches.

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Moths and Mantids

September and October are usually good walking and wildlife months. We have been a bit dry this autumn, though; just a small shower so far, though a good downpour is predicted before we pass mid-October. This dry spell may be why I haven’t seen quite as much wildlife as usual. These are some of the smaller beasts I might be expecting:

Milipede on the Cajula valley upper track
Milipede on the Cajula valley upper track
Adult ant-lion on the Collado Huerta Grande track
Adult ant-lion on the Collado Huerta Grande track

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praying Mantis, Árchez
Praying Mantis, Árchez

 

Praying Mantis, Cómpeta
Praying Mantis, Cómpeta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean Tiger Moth, Canillas de Albaida
Mediterranean Tiger Moth, Canillas de Albaida

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Seen anything exciting this autumn?

  • Grasshopper
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