Re-Wilding your Summer in Portugal

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Our busy lifestyles make it easy to lose touch with nature but with Portugal’s sunshine, glorious cool lakes, deep green rivers and hills for stargazing, a summer break is the perfect time to attune yourselves with the wild. Here are five ways to re-wild your holidays and connect with nature in all its green, sparkling, mossy glory. By Edwina Pitcher, author of the book ‘Wild Guide Portugal’.

Very rare whale spotted off Azores

True beaked whales (Mesoplodon mirus) have rarely been observed alive until now, and many scientists spend several years trying to record it without success. A group of researchers has now released the first underwater video of this cetacean, shot by chance by a group of students off the Azores.