A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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I do like Rhodes in the winter. A bracing 21c on a deserted beach.

Not much to see in the way of wildlife but plenty of sea rocket enjoying the sun and sadly a few trampled sea daffodils tucked away behind a kiosk.

In England, in the past I might have travelled 60 miles to see these chaps, a pair of yellow legged gulls.

We did meet a lady who was cutting wild plants for diabetics. She explained they were very sweet but had no sugar  content. On the old terraces were some cared for ancient olive trees.

And finally there was the obligatory kingfisher shot by Justine while I was looking the other way.




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