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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Snowflakes on the beach

Last November I advised that the best time to visit the Algarve as a botanical tourist was in the Spring. Well Tuesday certainly proved that as I photographed over 50 different flowers on a short walk, and could have photographed far more if a) I had remembered to charge my camera before we went out and b)we […]

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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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Flores do Campo

From January until early Summer the Algarvian meadows are full of wildflowers. It is simply stunning.

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