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Agriculture

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Matthias Borg  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, website
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I took this photo when I went on hike with my family. These are fields near the town of Siġġiewi. Agriculture is very important in our lives. Siġġiewi is a tipical agriculture village. Most of the crops and foodstuffs produced by the farmers are consumed dometicaly. Most local farmers harvest wheat and potatoes they also grow peaches and plums. Nowadays farmers use the drip irrigation system to water their crops. Most of the local farmers do their work manually due to the relatively small size of the fields. Agriculture is very important for us beacuse if we do not have fruits and vegetables we can not stay healthy and these products all come from agriculture.



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The Rainbow

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Kieran Galea  for 11-14
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This wonderful metereological phenomenon is admired worldwide. Looking at the beautiful spectrum of colours one wonders how this can be created through a few drops of water. When these droplets are looked at from a particular angle in relation to the direction in which the Sun is shining, this spectrum of colours is seen. Nature’s best portraits are indeed original!



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The Gardener’s Friend

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Kieran Galea  for 11-14
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The Robin (Erithacus rubecula) is a regular visitor to the Maltese Islands. This bird species is one of the few bird species in which both male and female have very similar plumage – with the particular orange breast and face. Its top parts from its head downwards is usually of a greyish brown colour while its belly is white. It mainly feeds on insects and even worms and it hunts during both night and day.For a very long time it was considered to be a gardener’s friend and it was not harmed due to various legends!



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The Maltese Fresh Water Crab

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Craig Cassar, Luca Micallef, Shaun Isherwood  for 11-14
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The Maltese Fresh Water Crab (Potamon fluviatile ssp. lanfrancoi) is one of many endemic endangered species on the Maltese Islands. In fact it is only found in a few localities in Malta and Gozo. Its habitat usually consists of mud found along fresh water streams and since fresh water is quite scarce, such habitats are continuously decreasing. In the picture, the crab is literally trying to hide by camouflaging itself well with its surroundings, cautiously waiting for its prey to come along! Although it can feed on frogs, this specie also a scavenger.



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The Alien Cape Sorrel

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Kyle Fenech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
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The dazzlingly yellow flower which is commonly seen in the local countryside is locally known as Qarsu or Haxixa Ingliza, or scientifically as Oscalis pes-caprae is an alien plant species that was accidently brought over to the Maltese Islands nearly two hundred years ago. It is called alien since it is not a native plant of the Maltese islands. The Cape Sorrel as it is commonly known in English has however not only managed to survive but also to take over quite a bit of our countryside since it has found excellent climatic conditions to grow in. Although invasions of alien species can also occur naturally, more often than not it is the rate at which they spread and take over the local habitats which is of concern. The Cape Sorrel is one such case!



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