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In the last week of October 2019, Jan Herman Meijer and his wife Jeanne van Beek made a survey for some day hikes from the village Algodres to the Faia Brava Reserve. Jan Herman is a volunteer for the Dutch Association for Long Distance Walking Routes and a friend of Faia Brava.

Jan Herman and Jeanne concluded that the area west of Algodres is very attractive for day hikes. There is only one paved road and all other tracks are not paved and most of them have beautiful stone walls. Looking over the walls you will enjoy the stunning views. In the area between Algodres and the Faia Brava Reserve you will find extensive agricultural, with almonds & olive orchards and vineyards. It is a bit hilly and there are several higher parts with big stones and a more dry vegetation (flowers and insects) and shrubs.

Jan Herman and Jeanne found a beautiful old path to a pigeon house which was marked as a dead end path on the map (Vinhalda Costela). In reality the path continued and it is an attractive part of a day hike. The proposed hikes are between 8 and 12 km long. The hikes make partial use of the Grande Ruta and the existing stonewalled paths in the fields. Two hikes depart from the centre of Algodres. For another hike they suggest to use the paved road and park in Devesa so you can hike to Saboia on the Grande Ruta and go back through the fields.

In the hikes you will discover the traditional pigeon houses and the small stone sheds that are built near the entrances of the fields. While walking eagles and vultures will fly over in the sky and maybe you meet a wild horse or a cow.

Jan Herman and Jeanne are sure that you will enjoy one of the tours!

The coming months we will develop and install the marks in the routes and we will make a poster with map and text, which will be installed in the village.

            

 

Who does not like mushrooms ?

On November 30th, at 9:00 am, ATNatureza, ", will hold "The Mushroom Walk" through the Faia Brava Reserve.

This is an excellent opportunity to welcome autumn and cold weather, explore the Faia Brava Reserve and learn more about the world of mushrooms.

For registration, contact us (966544220) or send us an e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with your full name, VAT number and date of birth (for insurance purposes).

The price for members is € 7.5 and for non-members is € 10 where, in addition to a visit to the Faia Brava Reserve, you can learn more about the mushrooms and enjoy a shared picnic
(bring a snack to share)

For these and for all reasons, there is no excuse for missing out on this activity.

We count on everyone! 

It will be a big day!

           

Meeting Point :

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ATNatureza participated at the second edition of the Festival Ciência Viva do Vale do Côa, together with Agência Ciência Viva and Plataforma de Ciência Aberta. The 17th and 18th October, the Festival took place in the Mercado Municipal of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. This initiative included several activities that invited school children of all ages to find out about science. Groups of students and other visitors had the chance to learn about different local and national NGO's and ATNatureza in particular, by visiting our stand, joining our workshops and meeting our biologists and staff.

We had a good reception of the public, reinforced our staff skills in communication, presented some of our actions in LIFE RUPIS and add new seedlings to our tree nursery. One of our LIFE RUPIS partners (SPEA)  was also briefly presented by our staff.

To celebrate World Animal Day we share the story of “JUNÇA FAVA BRAVA” a 2-year-old mare with a hind leg injury. After a quick intervention from the ATNature field  workers team the veterinarian treated the horse.

“JUNÇA FAVA BRAVA” receives supplementary food and we hope to announce soon that “JUNÇA FAVA BRAVA” is once again in grazing in the park and running freely with its herd.

The presence of large herbivorous  in the Faia Brava Reserve is extremely important because grazing reduces the risk of fire and creates conditions for other species to get their space, promoting Biodiversity.

Book your visit by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Make a donation for the support the management of the horses in the Faia Brava Reserve.

https://www.atnatureza.org/en/contribute

merry wounded

Construction of wall at entrance of Quinta del Sol, in the old way, without cement. At Quinta del Sol roam 6 rare Sorraia horses. We help to develop the gene bank. In between 2 fowls have been born. 

 
    Sorraia horse

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