A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Around the helipad.....

The area around the helipad can produce some good butterfly watching and a few interesting plants from time to time....

The greek horehound or Ballota acetabulosa is a favourite plant food source for butterflies and insects.......

Quite a few of these members of the onion family hereabouts, Allium ampeloprasum

Thyme (Thymus capitatus) is in flower and provides a good source of nectar......

This tiny member of the carnation family, Dianthus tripunctatus is easily overlooked but very pretty.....

The sage leafed cistus has long stopped flowering but has an interesting and colourful seed head....

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