Tag Archives: A Rocha

Meetings at Courmettes

Given its altitude (850 m), Courmettes operates on what is pretty much a skeleton staff from end November to February. With spring coming, as witnessed by blossom and the first orchid, it’s becoming busy again. On occasions, very busy. We … Continue reading

Posted in A Rocha, Alpes Maritimes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Spring at Courmettes

We haven’t blogged much on Courmettes recently. It’s not that we haven’t been up there during the last few months, but over the winter, there hasn’t been a lot to write about. Actually, there’s been a lot of ongoing work on … Continue reading

Posted in A Rocha, Courmettes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

An Easter update

Slowly and steadily we continue to inch our way out of winter. As we do, our diary is becoming increasingly full in what promises to be a very active spring and summer. Not, of course that the last few months … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

COP 21

  By the time you read this we will all probably know whether anything of significance has been decided by the great COP 21 climate change conference in Paris. And whether any decision actually achieves anything may not be known … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Swallows and mosquitoes

On the last night of the marine week Alison and I heard that there was going to be some bird ringing out at the Ilon Marsh which is a lake and wetland complex near to the A Rocha centre at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Marine Week : Côte d’Azur

The last six days have been almost completely dominated by the long-planned ‘Marine Week’, a detailed and serious look at the conservation issues and research possibilities posed by the Mediterranean in our part of the world.  But before we talk … Continue reading

Posted in A Rocha | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bird Fair

Last weekend we both flew to the UK to attend what is generally called the Bird Fair at Rutland Water. It is formally the British Birdwatching Fair, which makes it sound a bit geeky, but in fact it covers almost … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment