A Week in Madrid – Nature News

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Number of sunny days this week: 6
Number of cloudy days this week: 2
Number of rainy days this week: 0
Number of snowy days this week: 0
Number of windy days this week: 0
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 73
How was the weather this week?:
The weather was a mix of warm and cool temperatures ranging from 64° to 81°. Compared to Tennessee, the weather is much warmer and windier. I brought winter clothes, but to my surprise, many people don’t wear sweaters or jackets because it is usually warm by midday.

What animals did I see this week? :
This week, I saw many dogs and pigeons. Many madrileños (people from Madrid) own medium and large dog breeds like Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds, and Greyhounds.

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?:
The most remarkable thing I noticed was pigeons interacting with the environment and people. Pigeons have adapted to the number of people and food in Madrid. So, you can often find them walking in a crowd or flying in search of food.

When I first arrived in Madrid, I was shocked. I thought they might be hit by a car or stepped on by someone, but they know their way around the city better than I do!