The Aleppo pine and the old coastal forest


Part of the pine groves of Pineto and Silvi is made up of Aleppo pines (Pinus halepensis). They were planted in the last century. However, we can speak of a new planting only in regards to the stone pine (Pinus pinea), while the Aleppo pine was just planted again as it was already there in the past. In fact, the … Continue reading

The European squirrel


The European squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a rodent of the Sciurus family, widely spread in the European continent. Long about 40 cm (only the tail is 20 cm long), it is red-brown in Central and Northern Europe, black in the Southern one. The lower part is white. Squirrels have diurnal attitudes and are deft climbers. Their nest, different from ravens’ … Continue reading