19 June 2012

Los Pinares woodland project

Watch the videos on Woodlands in “ Fresh as a Daisy” and think about these questions:
Why are woodlands important? Because the trees produce the oxygen that we need to breathe.
What do you expect to find there? I expect to find many rocks and a lot of trees.
What are their main threats? The main threats are grazing, clearance, neglect, rubbish tipping and invasion by non-native species.

5th June : (in class).Write your opinions and findings about these three questions in this project sheet. What's your say?

6th June: Visit to Los Pinares Woodland and El Molino de Inca
Timing: 8.30-13
Assembling point : IES Los Manantiales main entrance at 8.30.

-BE ABSOLUTELY SILENT to take some WILDLIFE pictures.
-KEEP TOGETHER,if you need to go to some place ,ask kindly for permission.

1st Stop at 8.45 .Los Pinares picnic facilities near our school. 30 minutes.
2nd stop at 10 .Los Manantiales fountain.
Visiting El Molino de Inca from 10.30-11.30 Break for elevenses. 20 minutes
Visiting Los Viveros or Greenhouse11.45-12.30
Back to school: arriving time 13 h.


Los Pinares Woodland



pine trees, holm oaks ,cork oaks,palm trees,poplars,olive tree...

How many?
Can you name them?
What do they look like?

Ficus, ficus benjamina, fig, laurel fig, wild carrot, tuya, bush , hipomea, dandelion, londonplane tree, furcrea, wild olive tree, wild oats, borragos, wild tabac plant, mallow, chicory and creepy weed.

-Many pine trees
-I found Aleppo pines
-They look dry.
SOIL/ ground layer
(mossy, lichens, poor, rich, pebbly, sandy, stony,...)

Quantity of shrubs,grassland,bushes...
What does it look like?

-The soil is poor and stony with some lichens and it is pebbly in some areas.

-There is some patch of grassland
-There isn't shrubs
-There isn't bushes
Little mammals,insects and creepy crawly,birds,fowls,little reptiles...
How many?
Can you name them?
What do they look like?

-2 pigeons and many ants
-Ant and pigeon
-They look like healthy.

How many ?
Can you name them?
What do they look like?

-Two fountains
-Many stone tables
-Many stone barbecues
-They look like old
How much ?
What kind?

-There aren't much waste
-Drinks and food waste
-In the pine trees area.
Feria,Sports fields,Crocodile park, Aqualand...
What are they for?
In the surroundings there are the fair, the sports fields, the crocodile park, and the Aqualand.
-To entertainment
El Molino de Inca
A bit of history
What was it used for?
What´s now?
What can you find here?

It was used to make flour.
Now it is a botanic garden
Many types of plants
Your report (only facts)

It is/isn't
They are/aren't
There is/are
There isn't /aren't
We couldn't find any...
The woodland has...
It looks like...
It has...
It doesn't have
It was...
They were
-There are many types of plants and trees like: ficus, ficus benjamina, fig, laurel fig, wild carrot, tuya, bush , morning glory, dandelion, london plane, furcrea, wild olive tree, wild oats, boragos, wild tabac plan, mallow, chicory, Aleppo pines and creepy weed.
-There are some waste in the woodland.
-We could see only ants, a sparrow and pigeons.
-There aren't many birds.
-We couldn't find any mammal.
-The woodland looks healthy and wet because it was foggy.
-It doesn't have toilets.
Your opinion
I liked/ I didn't like
I think...
For me,...
In my opinion....
I´d like to...

-I liked visiting the woodland. I didn't like the mill because we stayed there very short time.
-I think the woodlands are very important.
-In my opinion we should be more careful with it .
Your advise
We should...
We shouldn't...

-We should clean all the woodland
-We shouldn't