Hay meadow in Peñarrubia
Spring in the valleys of Liébana sees the first signs of orchid life, especially profusions of early purple and pink butterfly.....
Pink butterfly orchid (Orchis papilionacea)
Early purple orchid (Orchis mascula)
.....making way for the later Lizard orchids (Himantoglossum hircinum).
Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera)
Globe flower (Trollius europaeus)
Black vanilla orchid (Nigritella gabasiana)
Small tongue orchid (Serapias parviflora)
Large tongue orchid (Serapias cordigera)
Fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea)
Peony (Paeonia mascula)
Iberian marbled white butterfly ( Melanargia lachesis) on a field scabius (Knautia arvensis)
(Pinguicula grandiflora ssp.grandiflora)
A Wild tulip flower (Tulipa sylvestris)
Flora & Fauna of the Picos de Europa
Over the past 20 years, Teresa Farino has compiled a 90-page report (A4) which includes an eight-page introduction to the wildlife of these mountains, followed by lists of all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies and vascular plants ever recorded the Picos de Europa, as well as brief summaries of these groups. If you would like to purchase a copy, the price is £12, excluding postage and packaging. Please contact Teresa for further details, or to place your order, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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