A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Blog posts November 2017


November 15, 2017

By now I'm sure that most of you have heard of the terrible storm that's happened here. Until the situation improves I will be unable to post any further articles. This is the view of our local square. The harbour has been devastated and many businesses flooded. I have not heard of any loss of life but people have lost homes and their welfare etc..…

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Rain, Thunder, Lightning and Hail......

November 13, 2017

A welcome drop of rain for Symi today.

Phoenicurus ochruros

November 11, 2017

The black redstart is a common sight during the winter months in the village with its "tick, tick" call. Originally it nested in cliffs and cracks in rocks in the mountains so it is not hard to understand why these birds may do well amongst the ruins here on Symi.


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Common Sternbergia

November 10, 2017

An early flowering Autumn bulb and a member of the daffodil family, Common sternbergia (Sternbergia lutea), basking in some late afternoon sunshine.


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