21 May | Berlengas
Trip to Berlengas, a Natura 2000 area

The Berlengas Special Protection Area has almost 100 000 hectares, which includes an extensive marine area and all islands and islets of Berlengas archipelago. To celebrate the day of Natura 2000 network, SPEA invites all members to join us on a trip to discover land and sea, to enjoy all the natural landscapes. Besides all the marine richness this archipelago also has a unique flora that during spring fills the islands with several colours.

Come with SPEA for a boat trip to Berlengas with a passage near Farilhões, stops to observe seabirds and a visit to Berlenga island where we can do a walk and visit the intervention areas of Life Berlengas.

Find more information here!



31 March | 11:15
7 tips for caring for the birds in your garden

Remember that usually swallow nest outside your home? Or that swift that appears to him in the garden? With the arrival of spring, start arriving migratory birds that give life to this time of year.

Learn 7 tips on how to help them:

1. Provide water in troughs or bowls where birds can drink or bathe in warm weather

2. Never remove or damage the bird's nest. If you do not want these to do it at home, just put plastic strips or twine along the eaves

3. Place nest boxes in some exposed places, selecting preferably simpler models made from natural materials such as wood or cork, and away from potential predators (ex .: cats). You can find some in the SPEA site

4. Avoid power trees, hedges or shrubs during spring

5. Increase the diversity of vegetation in your garden by planting different herbs, plants that produce fruits or seeds, fruit trees and shrubs. Tip: Avoid invasive species such as incenseiro (Pittosporum undulatum)

6. Avoid applying pesticides and herbicides

7. Increase the diversity of the structure of your garden, keeping spontaneous vegetation strips or not cut in lawns, alternating dense vegetation zones with clearings