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Dordogne Wildlife Diary


Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary


In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the département of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring départements 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.

an orchid by accident

By audave2505, Jul 3 2020 08:00AM

On one of my regular rambles locally, mainly searching for butterflies, I stumbled across this lovely orchid sadly starting to "go over" a bit. However like the Bug Orchid I recently discussed in this blog, it was the aroma which attracted my attention to it. The Fragrant Orchid has a similar vanillary scent and these two species are some of the few European orchids which have a perfume. They are quite a late flowering species - meaning June here - and are generally a limestone grassland species, so we are fortunate to have them here as we only have fairly small enclaves of this geology locally.

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