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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • orchids rising!

    Despite the changeable weather the orchids are rising! I visited Les Eyzies last week and one sunny bank had several Small Spider and Green-winged Orchids. A patch of rough ground by Saint Sauveur football ground has a nice little colony of Green-winged Orchids whilst my first Lady Orchid this spring was opening at Lac d'Escourroux on Saturday. So I was pleasantly surprised to see a large colony hundreds of Green-winged Orchids has appeared on the meadow opposite us in Bergerac. This is a species which can live away from limestone and we are mainly on sand here...however having said that there was a fresh Lady Orchid with its first flower amongst them!


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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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