Habitats and wildlife in Continental Europe

European habitats & wildlife

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NORTHERN GREECE

,APRIL 6-13 2022 Anemone coronaria, a welcome sight, often forming extensive carpets

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NORTHERN GREECE

Near Avantas, north of Alexandroupoli, a 'sensitive site' to protect Archon apollinus, the False Apollo, 7 April

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NORTHERN GREECE

Also near Avantas where Zerynthia cerisy, the sole Eastern Festoon of the trip, was found

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NORTHERN GREECE

an ancient stand of Planus orientalis

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NORTHERN GREECE

Potamus station

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NORTHERN GREECE

coastal path to the Cyclops Cave near Makri, 8 April

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NORTHERN GREECE

Cyclops Cave (fortunately, he was out)

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NORTHERN GREECE

wild tortoise, common in the dry hillside vegetation above Mesimvria

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NORTHERN GREECE

'sensitive site' on 9 April

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NORTHERN GREECE

the stream running through the site

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NORTHERN GREECE

a web of Malacosoma castrensis - Ground Lackey - (or silmilar) larvae

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NORTHERN GREECE

early season flowering tree, a Salix species I think

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NORTHERN GREECE

limestone peak, fronted by Prunus spinosa, Blackthorn, in flower

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NORTHERN GREECE

towards Pirghi, and Mount Falakro, 11 April

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NORTHERN GREECE

continuation of the drivable track towards Pirghi

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NORTHERN GREECE

Pirghi

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

the Spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites, Despatis river bank, Potomoi

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

The Nestos Gorge, 12 April

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

more of the Nestos Gorge

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

Iris attica, yellow form

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

Philaeus chrysops, Red-bellied Jumping Spider, about 1cm long

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NORTHERN GREECE
NORTHERN GREECE

Iris attica, purple form

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NORTHERN GREECE

Gorge-side track

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NORTHERN GREECE

Lacerta viridis, European Green Lizard

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NORTHERN GREECE

back down the Nestos Gorge

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NORTHERN GREECE

panoramic view of the Nestos Gorge

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NORTHERN GREECE

Despatis river, Potomoi, 13 April

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NORTHERN GREECE

trail leading from the small chapel situated at the end of the riverside track

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NORTHERN GREECE

another view of the track with the snow-capped Falakro range in the distance

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NORTHERN GREECE

the stream flowing into the Despatis alongside the small chapel, our final day lunch spot

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Turkey
Turkey

Davras Dagi ski station, Isparta Province, the first of 21 photos taken between 15 - 23 August 2019

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Turkey

parched hillside above the ski station

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Turkey

goat herd on the descent from Davras Dagi

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Turkey

Bagoren village

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Turkey

Lanius senator, Woodchat Shrike, perched near Bagoren village

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Turkey

Sultan Mountains, Konya Province, excellent habitat served by a small stream just below the Yellibel Gecidi pass

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Turkey

track crossing the road at the Yellibel Gecidi summit, 1,600m

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Turkey

dry stream bed near Yasaktir on the way to Dedegol Dagi surprisingly productive!

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Turkey

the Dedegol Dagi mountain range

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Turkey

Dedegol Dagi landscape

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Turkey

Egirdir Golu (Lake)

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Turkey

ruined temple at Adada, Isparta

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Turkey

dramatic limestone gorge between Egirdir and Antalya

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Turkey,

Termessos in the Taurus Mountains, Antalya Province

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Turkey

Saga natoliae, the Anatolian Predatory Bush-cricket, Termessos

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Turkey

view down the valley at Termessos from the Tomb of Alcetas

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Turkey

Termessos, precarious ruin

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Turkey

the amphitheatre at Termessos

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Turkey

Acanthodactylus harranensis, the scarce Harran Lizard, taking shelter at Termessos

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Turkey

Acanthodactylus harranensis, the Harran Lizard, Termessos

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