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Barcelona is teeming with eight-legged creatures more

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Wild Boar

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Barcelona’s wild boar population is getting bolder more

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Nettle Tree Butterfly

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Lucy Brzoska remembers a storm that hit Collserola more

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Cingles De Bertí

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Discover spectacular views of Catalunya just one hour away from the city more

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Thread-waisted wasp grooming

Photo by Lucy Broszka

Lucy Brzoska brings her Wild Barcelona series to an end with a look at the wildlife fluttering around her balcony and suggestions how to attract creatures to your own outdoor space more

Wild Barcelona: Turkey tails

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Mushrooms are emerging, thrusting aside the leaf mulch, though some of the most colourful fruits of decay are at eye-level more

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Cone-head Mantis1

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Lucy Brzoska gets up close and personal with the strange-looking cone-head mantis more

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Cream-spot tiger moth

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Lucy Brzoska goes off-piste in Collserola and comes across all sorts of wild encounters more

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Mediterranean tree frog

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Lucy Brzoska has to shout to be heard this month above a an amphibian chorus more

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Beautiful Demoiselle

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Venture to the streams of Montseny to spot these beautiful beetles and damselflies more

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Nymph skin

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Pedrables park is the home to a new generation of damselflies more

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Herons - Tug of war

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Thirty years ago, a family of herons set up home at Barcelona Zoo; today more than 125 pairs nest there more

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Bee Orchid

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Montjuïc is alive with exotic blooms in the Barcelona spring sunshine more

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Diminutive Columbine - (Aquilegia Paui)

Photo by Llorenç Sáez

Catalunya is home to some unique flora that is at serious risk of extinction. more

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Black stamen on borage flower

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Montjuïc castle is showing signs of spring with flowers peaking through the cracks in the walls more

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Yellow-legged gull

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Seafaring gulls are now well adapted to city living more

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Sometimes the red squirrels of the Palau de Pedralbes park come to ground, especially in the afternoon when the army of gardeners has gone home more

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Autumn is the best time of year to observe the praying mantis in and around Barcelona more

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Wild Barcelona: Seeds worth their weight in gold

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

The fruit of the eccentric-looking carob tree has been cultivated for thousands of years more

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Wild Barcelona: Summer Sounds home

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Barcelona's skies quieten down in August but you can still hear the unmistakable bubbling call of the bee-eaters more

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