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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

  • salamanders on the roads!

    With the mild wet weather recently amphibians have been active. These include the beautiful Fire Salamander which like the frogs and toads in UK tend to wander about on roads in this weather and many become road victims.

    We were in Limoges last weekend for a Regionl U13 basketball tournament which my son Joseph was playing in. After a night in the small hotel near Limoges, at St Junien, we walked out of the hotel in the rain to find this little friend on the tarmac. Of course I didn't find it Audrey did - she said I nearly stepped on it but then I was carrying most of our stuff...anyway the kids liked seeing it as did Audrey's parents though here sister was less sure! One of the sights of a mild wet autumn or spring night in Dordogne.


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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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