The session

Alinyà Mountain

Weekend, 2nd and 3rd April 2022

This weekend session takes a look at:

  • Chiroptera
  • Archeology
  • Alinyà wildlife: the wolf.
  • Relationships between humans and nature.
  • Study of birds of prey and reintroduction of species.

In this weekend session, you will discover the Alinyà Mountains nature area located in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees and the only region in Europe where the four species of vultures from the European continent can easily nest and be observed: the common vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture and the Egyptian vulture. So you can exceptionally observe and study the feeding, behaviour and interaction between these species. In addition, you can also study the wolf and its main characteristics as a species. At the same time, learn to identify the main plant communities found in the mountains. You will also discover the archeology and study of the chiroptera in the area.

Activities

Activity 1. The relationship between human beings and nature. The wolf.

Day: Saturday 2nd April 2022

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 1:45 pm

Location: Ribatell classroom

Activity coordination: David Manzanera

Session given by: David Manzanera

Language: Catalan

Description: Reflection on the relationship between humans and nature in the case of the wolf. Explanation of all the problems and controversy related to the species and possible solutions for its management.

Activity 2. Archeology

Day: Saturday 2nd April 2022

Opening hours: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Ribatell classroom

Activity coordination: Anna Bonet, La Pluja Prehistòria, coeducació i món rural

Session given by: Anna Bonet

Language: Catalan

Description: Introduction to archeology and its methods for finding out where to look for sites in rural areas: documentation, oral sources and prospecting. Practical part on how to prospect: tools (GPS, file, camera, scale ...) and method of data collection.

Activity 3. Chiroptera, bats

Day: Saturday 2nd April 2022

Opening hours: 7 pm to 11:30 pm

Location: Cambrils d'Alinyà

Activity coordination: David Guixé, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFT)

Session given by: David Guixé

Language: Catalan

Description: Introduction to the study of chiroptera and the methodology currently used for their conservation. Night outing to implement bat species tracking systems in the area through ultrasound and capture nets.

Activity 4. Explanation of the vultures of Alinyà and visit to the Rectory

Day: Sunday 3rd April 2022

Opening hours: 10 am to 10.30 am

Location: Alinyà Rectory - Visitor Centre

Activity coordination: Jordi Dalmau, Aubèrria

Session given by: Jordi Dalmau

Language: Catalan

Description: Presentation of the Alinyà Mountain Nature Space of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation as a stage and refuge for several emblematic species of the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees

Activity 5. Botanical route of ascent and descent of the Voltors viewpoint

Day: Sunday 3rd April 2022

Opening hours: 10.30 am to 11.15 am and 1:15 pm to 2 pm

Location: Camí de Sant Ponç

Activity corrdination: Jordi Dalmau, Aubèrria

Session given by: Jordi Dalmau, Aubèrria

Language: Catalan

Description: Walking route from the village of Alinyà to the Voltors viewpoint (45 minutes) to observe the flora of Alinyà Mountain with the help of an expert in the field of botany

Activity 6. Eating with vultures activity

Day: Sunday 3rd April 2022

Opening hours: 11:15 am to 1:15 pm

Location: Voltors viewpoint

Activity coordination: Jordi Dalmau, Aubèrria

Session given by: Jordi Dalmau

Language: Catalan

Description: Telescope observation of the 4 species of vultures on the European continent: the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the Egyptian vulture and the common vulture. Identification of species and observation of their feeding, behaviour and interaction between different species.