The stunning orchids in the Vale de Bengado

A week or so ago you joined us on our walk to the spring, well today I am fulfilling a promise I made in that post and the subsequent comments. I’m sharing my orchid photographs. The first photograph, whilst not the best photograph as I didn’t see the brown stick until I was home, does […]

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Wildflower geography

There are three main geographical areas within the Algarve – litoral (coastal land), barrocal (rolling limestone hills) and serra (mountainous), and over the past few days we have been exploring all three of them. I think my favourite day this week was when we were in the barrocal but that could have been because we had a […]

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My attempts as a botanical tourist

The best time of course to visit as a botanical tourist is in the Spring, but even as we approach the depths of winter there is flowering flora to find and puzzle over. Yesterday evening as we strolled around the salt pans and marshes I was certainly puzzling, and I am still struggling this morning […]

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