Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Picos de Europa Wildlife
Frogs, toads, salamanders and newts to be found in and around the Picos de Europa. Village springs and watering troughs can be ideal places to look for amphibians as well as the many rivers and streams of these mountains.
All the latest news and articles on the remaining Cantabrian brown bear population of northern Spain. News is translated from the Spanish. Also included are articles on bear ecology, problems of habitat conservation and more.
News on birdlife around the Picos de Europa. From sub-adult Lammergeier incursions from the Pyrenees and the possible reintroduction programme to Avocets and Little egrets on the Costa Verde. Also included here are personal observations of resident and summer-visiting birds.
Any botanist out studying in the field can't help but witness the closely symbiotic relationships that exist between so many different species of the insect and plant worlds. The huge current interest in macro and digital photography provides close-up views of previously unseen invertebrate life.
Articles on the more than 150 species of butterfly currently identified in the Picos de Europa.
Also included here are some of the species found futher afield in the vicinity.
Articles on moths found in and around the Picos de Europa.
Dragonflies and Damselflies in and around the Picos de Europa.
Articles on any interesting beetles found.
The Picos de Europa and Cantabrian mountains are home to a very special selection of European mammals. From the shy and rare Pyrenean desman to equally shy 400lb brown bears, there are some 70 species of notoriously elusive mammals in our area including the Iberian wolf and 21 species of bat.
Articles on reptiles living around the Picos de Europa. Among the pages here you'll find the largest lizard found in mainland Spain and which snakes to give a wide berth.
Articles on our (sadly not too frequent) wildlife trips around the rest of Spain.
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