From the terrace it is possible to see and hear birds such as Common Kingfisher, Blue Rock Thrush, Hoopoe and Azure-winged Magpie on a daily basis. European Bee-eater, Golden Oriole and Nightingale are also plentiful except in the winter months when they are further south in tropical Africa.
A pair of Bonelli’s Eagle also breed in the area and are seen on most days. In the summer and autumn groups of over-flying Griffon Vultures are equally impressive.
Otters live in the stream, and can be seen with a bit of patience and luck. At dusk Wild Boar and Red Deer are regularly seen.
Around the stone walls geckos and lizards can be found, and sometimes a Ladder Snake, warming up in the sun. None of the snakes in the area are poisonous and slip away at the slightest noise.
The area is rich in flora with several species of orchid, cistus and much more. If the orange trees and cistus are in bloom then there is a lovely scent in the air. There are often plenty of butterflies around the garden, the most impressive of which is the Monarch.
Adjoining the land is a stream, a continuation of the Arade river which begins in the nearby reservoir. This stream can be full of colours and sizes of dragonflies and damselflies. Around the stream it’s possible to enjoy the singing Cetti’s Warblers and various other species can be seen at close range as they come to drink. The harmless Viperine Water Snake is often seen here.