A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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St Georges (Nimborio)

 

Wednesday was a lovely sunny windless day and two kestrels (female common eurasion kestrel shown here) were mobbing a couple of ravens. Lots of calling from both parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ravens seem to do well on Symi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Oertzeni's lizard was warming itself on a rock in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

This is french lavenda, Lavendula stoechas.

L. stoechas is used commercially in air fresheners and insecticides. Flower spikes have been used internally for headaches, irritability, feverish colds and nausea, and externally for wounds, rheumatic pain and as an insect repellent. This is another new species for Symi!

Below is Romulae ramiflora. It's worth taking a closer look.......the pollen grains are visible on the petals!

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