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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • another helleborine...

    Back in May I was lucky enough to see this rare orchid on our property for the first time. It is a Small-leaved Helleborine. It doesn't look as glamorous as some orchids but it has an invisible charm that many orchids lack: a strong aroma - in this species, of vanilla.

    As usual with new orchid species here it was found by a guest staying in the gite. we were walking in a group and I walked straight passed it waffling about some bird song or other no doubt. Lucky for me that I have observant visitors here at Cabant!


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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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