A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Tamarisk Trees

The tamarisk trees are in full flower and give bees and insects and butterflies lots to feed on this month. The pollen also causes me hay fever too especially when sitting under one on the beach. There are many migrant painted ladies about, sometimes in their hundreds and often the first plant they see when they cross the water is the tamarisk. Lots of fresh acorns on the kermes oak now too.








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