A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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No Rain & The Water Boat

 

I think that we have not had rain on Symi for over a month now and no sight of  any for a couple of weeks either. 

The farmers are getting worried and any fresh green that comes up is quickly eaten by the goats and sheep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A freshly hatched clouded yellow was seen a few days ago on the Cataractus. My reference book says they breed in the summer except in Cyprus and apparently here too where they breed all the year round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is  a henbit deadnettle, an early flower.

Domestic animals like this pony are ok for now but will need feeding soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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