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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Two-tailed Pasha

    This is a post about a butterfly in Spain where I spent most of my recent holidays - though it's nice to think that one day Two-tailed Pashas may grace the hillside of Dordogne - though we would need a lot more Strawberry Trees (caterpillar food plant) and significantly warmer temperatures.

    I saw these butterflies in the El Ports and Sierra Cardo mountains respectively in Catalunya inland from the Ebro Delta in late August. They really are stunning butterflies - very large, colourful and strong fliers. Like some other butterflies they are rather fond of rotting fruit and animal droppings amongst other things - personally I prefer the blackberries below!


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Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the d├ępartement of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring d├ępartements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

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