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Spring, bursting with life!

Yesterday, 20 March, at 4 p.m., marked the start of spring on the astronomical calendar. The spring equinox is the time when the sun’s rays reach the Earth’s equator directly and strike the Earth’s surface at a 90-degree angle. When this happens, day and night last about the same.

In recent years, it has become harder to notice the change in season in our country. The cold, dry winters typical of the Mediterranean climate are becoming milder. However, life on campus is already changing and, despite the lack of water, trees are blooming and animals are out and about.

The Parc Científic de Barcelona is located in a privileged area of the city rich in parks and gardens full of biodiversity. We invite you to stroll around and enjoy the colours surrounding the buildings. If you look closely, you will see the lively tits (Parus major, Cyanistas caeruleus, Lophophanes cristatus) and the Eurasian hoopoes (Upupa epops) that have arrived and which, together with European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) and white wagtails (Motacilla alba), are preparing to start laying their eggs and continue the life cycle.

Let’s take advantage of this small urban green island to enjoy short breaks and remember that our regular contact with nature has positive effects on physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

Long live spring!