Fauna & Flora

The Spanish Pyrenees, a paradise for wild flower lovers

The Spanish Pyrenees are a paradise for wildflower lovers. If you’ve ever visited the area in the summer, you’ll surely agree. One doesn’t have to go far from civilization to find them, but the greatest bounty is definitely available to those who venture out into the mountains to walk, hike or climb–(mountain biking isn’t an appropriate mode of travel to observe flowers since you’re usually going too fast)!

As a wildflower viewing destination, the area is well-known worldwide. Japan’s Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mt. Everest and a lover of wildflowers who has travelled the world’s great mountain […]

Spanish Ibex – King of Fauna in the Sierra de Gredos

Spain’s Sierra de Gedos is well-known for the diversity and abundance of its fauna. Estimates vary: between 50% and 64% of the Iberian peninsula’s terrestrial vertebrates are found here. These include: 14 species of amphibians, 23 species of reptiles, 130 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, including the peninsula’s largest population of Spanish Ibex— subspecies Capra Pyreneaica Victoriea‑a superbly nimble and majestic animal that has become the nationally recognised symbol of the Sierra, and one that you are almost sure to spot on any walks among the higher elevations in these mountains.

Spanish Ibex are strong animals characterized by […]