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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • a carpet of White Rockrose

    You might be excused for thinking that this view with a carpet of White Rockrose was from somewhere like the Cevennes, but in fact it was from the dry stony hills around Condat and Terrasson in Dordogne. Normally I only see relatively small patches of this species in Dordogne but this view gives an idea of how more extensive areas might have once looked in Dordogne before rough grazing with sheep, goats and cattle disappeared from the mid 19th century and especially post-2nd World War.


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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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