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8th May 2018 – Menorca

Oh to be a botanist! We have moved to the southeast coast of the island of Menorca and, although we saw many of the plants we had seen on our last few walks, we saw a greater diversity of plants today as we walked through farmland and then through the garrigue-like land down to the coast. On the long distance coastal path of Cami Cavalls it was noticeable that the plants were often different on the sea-side of the path even though the path was only a couple of metres wide. And what a spectacle too!

A few of my favourites:

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As for bird life we heard lots of warblers but only had very fleeting views. At the coast we saw a solitary redshank, a couple of Audouin’s gulls, a couple of cormorants, a pair of linnets (clearly nest building) and then right at the end of our walk a Thekla’s lark and a couple of barn swallows outside the hotel’s reception.

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Plenty of butterflies about but I only managed to photograph this one:

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Click below for gallery of today’s photos: