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Wildlife

Explore the Spanish countryside and enjoy all it has to offer. Flora and fauna – we’ve got you covered.

Processionary caterpillars in Spain
 January 9, 2017  Elle Draper

Processionary caterpillars in Spain

Processionary caterpillars were probably the insects that shocked us the most when we moved to Spain. These creepy-crawlies can cause horrific damage to people and…

The Iberian Lynx: Spain’s endangered species.
 August 25, 2016  Alan Gandy

The Iberian Lynx: Spain’s endangered species.

Here at Spain Buddy we’re not exactly what you call fans of domestic cats. Wild cats on the other hand we find fascinating creatures.…

Hunting signs in Spain
 October 11, 2013  Alan Gandy

Hunting signs in Spain

Living in the country we are surrounded by Spanish hunting signs used to mark out zones for both safety and privacy. If you’re not familiar…

Flying Teeth!
 October 8, 2013  Elle Draper

Flying Teeth!

Flying teeth – we have mentioned them a number of times recently. These little biters pack a real punch and, for their size, are the…

Birds in bars!
 September 7, 2013  Alan Gandy

Birds in bars!

Elle has often told me I spend far too much time looking at ‘birds’ in bars. But I couldn’t take my eyes of this one…

 Elle Draper

A Cacophony of Cicadas in Spain

A Cacophony of Cicadas in Spain

For a week or two now, the noise from these cicadas has surrounded Spain Buddy Heights… but it was not until today that we managed to get close enough to take a photo of one. These really are loud, although they go silent when you approach.

 Pete Wolstencroft

Spanish Wildlife

Spanish Wildlife

The Spanish are notoriously loose with their translations of the names of animals. (This is not criticism; it merely stands in contrast to the highly specific way in which we use our language.) In Latin America, any medium to large sized wild cat is called el tigre, despite the fact that there are no tigers […]

 Pete Wolstencroft

I am not an ornithologist but…

I am not an ornithologist but…

I am not an ornithologist but…… you move to Spain with the intention of starting afresh. You have had enough of the rat race. Something has got to give. It is time for a new challenge  in a place with a better climate and a more relaxed way of life. And most of you probably […]