In the last weeks we had two interesting meetings for environmental education and the screening of our short films “Cerrano: Nature revealed” and “Parallel lives”. The first meeting concerned the project “Cerrano Guides with and fro the school “, proposed for free by ASD Guide del Cerrano to the Municipality of Silvi. For the first time we showed our videos to a primary school class, certifying the interest of the pupils and their teachers in the environment. Continue reading
One of the many bird species that you can watch at the mouth of Cerrano is the little egret (Egretta garzetta), a small white heron about 60 cm long, with black beak and legs, yellow feet and iris. The little egret catches the fish at the stream mouth with elegant movements that capture the eye of the passer-by or birdwatcher. … Continue reading
The pinewood is the realm of the european squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). The birds that have been reported so far are: goldcrest (Regulus regulus), short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla), wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), robin (Erithacus rubecula), house sparrow (Passer domesticus), blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)… This forest habitat is home to many insects: ants, ladybugs, beetles, etc..
So the coastal pinewoods of Pineto and Silvi are an environment of absolute value for the Lands of Cerrano and the whole Abruzzo coast. In our opinion, they should be extended wherever possible. Continue reading
The coastal pinewood of Pineto was planted for will of Luigi Corrado Filiani, enlightened landowner and benefactor of Pineto, in the period 1920-1930. Reforestations were planned each twenty years to replace diseased or stunted trees. The stretch of land between the Calvano and Foggetta stream mouths is so-called “historic pinewood”, while the southern part is the result of plantings by the State Forestry Corps in the 70s. Continue reading