Gorka and Allan Strand are wearing out a great group of College of Charleston biology students as they trek around the Trujillo area exploring meadow, forest, mountain, and stream communities.
Students are busy hiking, birding, tracking, and identifying the one hundred plus species on their list. Highlights include orchids, Spanish imperial eagles, black storks, a vulture feeding frenzy, a huge scorpion, ocelated lizards, mountain goats, a snake eating a large toad, wild bulls, iberian pigs, fields of wildflowers, and traversing a snowy section of trail along a trout stream in the Gredos mountains. Soon they will head north to Picos de Europa, Asturias, Cantabria, and Pais Vasco before completing their experience in Madrid. Allie, Chris, Evan, Iris, Josh and Rachel, are also having a blast practicing their Spanish and enjoying the cultural aspects of their stay in Trujillo.