Flora & Fauna

Hidden in the Algarvian undergrowth

Always a challenge to photograph!
Always a challenge to photograph!

As regular readers to this site will know, it is the food, flora, fauna and birds of the Algarve that keeps us returning year after year.  I have thousands of photographs now of the migrating birds, and the flora is catching up fast!  We visit in the winter months when the weather is the UK holds few delights, and because of this we miss out on much of the fauna, and even if we do see something, such as the Iberian Hares, it is rare for me to capture them in a photograph.

Moorish Gecko
Moorish Gecko – not in the undergrowth but camouflaged all the same!

This year though we’ve stayed a little bit longer, and consequently have been able to observe the Fiddler Crabs, Moorish Geckos and finally the frogs.  I say finally about the frogs as we’ve heard them quite a bit, but only recently have I managed to spot and photograph one in the undergrowth.

Probably Perezi's Frog as this ditch and adjoining pond is brackish
Probably Perezi’s Frog as this ditch and adjoining pond is brackish
We were hoping to see chameleons on a walk near Monte Gordo, no such luck but we did spot this gorgeous lizard.
We were hoping to see chameleons on a walk near Monte Gordo, no such luck but we did spot this gorgeous lizard.

And that’s not all we’ve spotted hidden in the undergrowth!

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Have you spotted something hidden in the undergrowth recently?  If so, then do share by leaving a comment or link below.

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