As a northern European one of the delights of the Algarve is that even in the depth of winter it feels like spring – not only is it warmer but there are always flowers. So being here in spring it is almost overwhelming with the flora.
The Ria Formosa is so beautiful (and would be even prettier if there was less plastic, but that’s a future post)
I have so many photographs of the gorgeous flora in the Ria Formosa, it is probably going to take a few posts to share everything. Here is just a little of what we have seen over the past few days.
You may have noticed some photographs are without captions. I am working on this! It is just there is a little problem . . . . . . I don’t actually know the name of everything I am photographing yet. I’ve set myself the challenge of getting to know the names of what I am observing. This will be helped enormously once I get my hands on the Field Guide to Wildflowers in the Algarve which my wonderful mum has bought me for Easter, but in the meanwhile I’m doing what I can via two helpful websites – Algarve Wildlife and Valter Jacinto’s photo gallery.
If though there are any flowers you know the name of but I have yet to label, then please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
you’re not the only one struggling to name all of the plants! thanks for the tip re the book! … off to explore your blog now …
Thnanks for sharing these.
Unfortunately missing all these flowers at present.We use the Mediterranean guide to Wildflowers. I think we have the guide you mentioned too. A Kew publication? Lovely post though to remind me while in a cold place!
Thank you and yes it is the Kew one I’m about to try. Can’t wait!
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