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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.

early spring in Dordogne

By audave2505, Feb 14 2020 05:00AM

It has been an exceptionally mild winter here. By contrast the last few days we have had frosts which must have doubled the number for the winter! However by the afternoon with sunshine, the temperatures are reaching 15°C and above. This photo of our "lawn" was taken at the end of January and shows a spread of blue Persian Speedwell (a kind of southern Germander Speedwell) amongst a few Common Daisies.


On a recent visit to La Roque-Gageac upstream along the Dordogne valley I found a lemon tree under the cliffs fruiting well. It appears to be kept permanently outside and so benefits from the sub-Mediterranean microclimate of this pretty riverside village.



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