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PALM TREES IN POTS

GROWING POTTED PALMS IN FUERTEVENTURA An Article by Debbie ‘Greenfingers” McNeill with The Voice Palm trees do not need to be tall to be beautiful and you don’t need a big garden to grow one in. I am not talking about the typical very tall growing palms you see around the island, but stunning smaller varieties that can give you …

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COMMON OCTOPUS

COMMON OCTOPUS – Flora and Fauna of Fuerteventura An Article By Hannah Mackay with The Voice  The Octopus With the World Cup looming this month we thought it fitting to include Paul the Octopus who gained worldwide attention during the 2010 World Cup as the Animal Oracle, by predicting the results of the matches.  Paul proved to be extremely accurate …

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FUERTEVENTURA TURTLES

FUERTE TURTLES  An Article by Hannah Mackay with The Voice As our theme in the magazine is Super Heroes this month, we had to include some of the most fascinating creatures that live on our doorstep. Okay so they aren´t the Teenage Mutant Ninja variety, but they are pretty super in their own right. Turtles OLD MEN OF THE SEA …

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THE BEARDED FIREWORM

THE BEARDED FIREWORM (Hermodice carunculata) An article with Hannah Mackay with The Voice   Hermodice carunculata is commonly known as The Bearded Fireworm and is a great looking little creature. It is actually a type of Bristleworm from the fireworm family Amphinomidae. It is a very slow creature and generally not a threat to humans unless it is touched!  The …

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INTO THE ABYSS – COASTAL AREAS

An article by Hannah Mackay with The Voice Photo by Simon Waldram with The Voice The Canary islands are situated approximately 70 nautical miles west of the Sahara and belong to submarine volcanoes of the Canarian  Archipelagos.  These Archipelagos along with the Archipelagos of the Azores, form the bio-geographic unit called the Macaronesia (from the Greek word Makaros meaning happy or fortunate …

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RED-VEINED DARTER DRAGON FLY

Red-Veined Darter Dragon Fly An Article by Dave G with The Voice Fuerteventura  These beautiful Dragonflies are easy to spot, as they love water and are often found hovering around the pool. NOMAD BY NATURE The red-veined darter or nomad as it often called is a Dragonfly that is commonly found here in Fuerteventura. Not unlike our new writer, they …

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FLYING FISH “Exocoetus Volitans”

FLYING FISH “Exocoetus Volitans” An article by Hannah Mackay with The Voice Fuerteventura  As the summer is here, many of us head out onto the water and one sight that never ceases to amaze or charm is the sight of the Flying Fish gliding alongside you. There are 40 different species found in the oceans around the world and here …

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CLUB-TIPPED ANEMONE “Telmatactic cricoides”

The Club-tipped Anemone “Telmatactic cricoides” An article by Hannah Mackey with The Voice Fuerteventura  The Club-tipped anemone is the largest and most conspicuous sea anemone in the eastern Atlantic. The species occurs throughout the tropical Atlantic and in the eastern and central Mediterranean Sea; anemones found in the Canaries are larger than in the rest of the distribution range. WHERE …

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THE CATTLE EGRET “Bubulucus Ibis”

The Cattle Egret “Bubulucus Ibis” An article by Twitcher Dave with The Voice Fuerteventura  WHAT TO LOOK FOR The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan and stocky species of heron found in the tropics and warm temperate zones. It is a white bird with an 88–96 cm wingspan; it is 46–56 cm long and weighs 270–512 g. It has a relatively …

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BIRD WATCHING IN FUERTEVENTURA

WELCOME TO THE VOICE FUERTEVENTURA BIRDWATCHING SECTION. We have lots of interesting birds, some of which are endemic to Fuerteventura and not found anywhere else in the World. We also have lots of resident specialists that keep us up to date with what, where and when you are likely to see out feathered friends. (Photos by Ted Park and DaveG) …

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