A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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The Last of the Migrants

A short walk to the trig point this morning above my house revealed a lone hoopoe flying amongst the ruined houses. I don't expect to see any new species now as the summer visitors and residents are well into feeding their fledglings and the first batch of young swallows are flying around the houses and congregating on wires.

Elsewhere the herbs are coming into flower on the hillsides along with the various thistle species. Below is Scolymus hispanicus, a very prickly customer seen around the Acropolis.

 I also don't expect much rain, if any, until September or October from now on although as I write this I can see it is raining in Turkey. I might have to eat my hat yet!


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