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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • Woodland Grayling

    The big grayling butterflies are still flying and I saw several whilst out with a friend near Beaumont. This one appears rather dark as it flies around and they are often quite inquisitive of humans and may settle on you for salt-sweat. This one is a Woodland Grayling, the similar-sized Great Banded Grayling has much brighter while bands on the upper wings. The woodland Grayling is also much darker below. When they settle like this on an oak tree trunk they are pretty well camouflaged.


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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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