Life 15 days after the large fires in Valencia
Few days ago two simultaneously large fires occurred very near to Valencia city : The first affecting Dos Aguas and surroundings (ca. 29000 ha burned), and the second in Andilla and surroundings (ca. 19000 ha burned). The fires burned under extreme fire whether conditions (strong drought, high temperature and strong dry wind [Foehn type wind]). 15 days after the fire, I visited area burned around Dos Aguas and took these pictures showing the postfire life activity; several species already started to resprout and pines were dispersing their seeds. In addition I saw several lizards, different birds and a fox, all in the middle of the recently burned area, quite far from the edge of the fire.
A. Chamaerops humilis (en: Mediterranean dwarf Palm, es: palmito, cat: margalló)
B. Resprout of Quercus coccifera (en: Kermes oak, es: coscoja, cat: garric, coscoll)
C. Resprout of Daphe gnidium (en: flax-leaved daphne, es: torvisco, cat: matapoll). The high intensity of the fire is clear from the thick remaining branch.
D. Post-fire seed dispersal of the serotinous cones of Pinus halepensis (en: Aleppo Pine , es: pino carrsco; cat: pi blanc).
 Incendios forestales en Valencia, Junio 2012, jgpausas.blogs.uv.es, 4/Julio/2012.