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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • late orchids in Dordogne

    We are getting late in the season for orchids here in Dordogne but my friend Dutch botanist Corine Oosterlee showed me some species still flowering on a recent local fieldtrip. Red Helleborines were still in full bloom in her 'garden' a few days back. This is a species only found on a few sites in the UK.

    Elsewhere we found Pyramidal, Greater and Lesser Butterfly and Fragrant Orchids as well as Broad-leaved and Mueller's Helleborines. Not forgetting the leaves of a Twayblade! So not a bad collection.


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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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