Sunday, March 29, 2015

When its Spring again I’ll sing again…

Flowers from the Serrania de Ronda! Yep, it’s that time of year again and don’t you just love it. My mountains are coming into bloom, colours everywhere and some fine orchids already reaching for the sky (Photo: Sawfly Orchid). We recently had rains and now there is glorious sunshine, warm temperatures and lush greens carpeting the valleys. Toss in arriving migrant summer resident birds, migrating raptors cruising overhead and you have just about the most intoxicating mix of wildlife you can imagine. Welcome to my backyard!

Laneria sp.
The area is so rich in plant life and birds, of course butterflies, dragon and damselflies, that a visit to this veritable wonderland is an absolute must. With the euro now at a low against the US Dollar and British Pound it is also an attractive economical proposition too! Been here already, thought about coming? Then now is the perfect moment, good accommodation is plentiful in the area and should you need a recommendation just contact me.

Ophyrs fusca - so many orchids!
Anyways onwards with a few photographs taken in the last couple of weeks to entice you. If you can’t make it to the Serrania de Ronda, just keep an eye to this blog for fairly regular postings of what graces this wonderfully scenic part of Andalucia. Hope you enjoy this latest pictorial?

Wonderful scenery - Serrania de Ronda
Fan Lipped Orchid
Bumble Bee Orchid
Yellow Bee Orchid
Sub.species - Ophyrs fusca bilunulata
Lizard Orchid (from last year and coming soon!)
Another Ophyrs fusca such a variable orchid, in fact downright confusing!
Another O.fusca see what I mean?
Early Purple Orchid
Italian Man Orchid
Woodcock Orchid
Mirror Orchid
Did I mention there are other flowers too?
So many orchid species to show, so many birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles there just isn't time to show you them all. Why not join me on a guided tour in the mountains of the Serrania de Ronda?

Why not join Peter on one his Day Tours? See Links below.

Serranía de Ronda – My Mountains – for further information read HERE

Osuna – Steppe Country – for further information read HERE

Campillos - Mountains to Lagoons - for further information read HERE

Strait of Gibraltar - Migration, wetlands and so much more read HERE



Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Peter. These are magnificnet Orchids blooming in the wild and very good shots of them. I wish it was closer to me to I could wander around. Have a great week. I see all your tours to this region are booked up which is good news for you. Have a great week.

Peter Jones said...

Hi Margaret, thanks for the kind words. It is getting better and better for the flowers here as warmth returns on bright sunny days. After the rains this should lead to some spectacular scenes here. I hope! Enjoy the week... Peter