A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Fire & Water

Still on Rhodes; water is my theme today and a reminder how much it is needed for all of us including the wildlife, as any of you who live on or visit Symi will know. An old bridge over flowing a river leading to the Gadoura dam. 

The Gadoura dam has seen record lows until recently but is slowly filling up after the recent rains. It is also a good bird watching site but too late in the day and very windy for me to catch anything but I did see three species of grebe.

A landscape of destruction; a forest fire has burnt this area in recent years but recovery is underway and young plants appear to be thriving.

The plane tree in a river bed waiting for spring and the seeds with velcro like hooks.

More fresh water streams filling the depleted aquifers on Rhodes. 

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