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Hoopoes and SW France Weather April 2014 

Some of our summer visitors are quite exotic. The golden orioles are rarely seen, except as flashes of yellow and black in the treetops, but they make their presence known with parrot-like caws and whistles. The hoopoes are distinguished by … Continue reading

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Les Saints de Glace – Myth or Reality?

Note: written in 2013, but just as relevant in 2020! “Qu’est-ce que vous voulez? C’est les Saints de Glace.” – “What do you expect? It’s the ice saints at the moment.” This is invariably the reaction of French people around here if … Continue reading

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Orchids and SW France Weather April 2013

Orchids grow abundantly in our region at this time of year. We have good and bad orchid years – no doubt a reflection of the weather we’ve had. This year is a good one. Our walking group took a route … Continue reading

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