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Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Picos de Europa & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2015

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Picos de Europa & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2015 John Muddeman
03/09/2015
A new less intensive and still highly successful version of the previous tour. An average of just one bear watch a day, mostly at dawn, resulted in a fine observation of a big black male on our very first attempt during a very difficult year! A wealth of other sightings included Southern Chamois, 3 Wallcreepers, Western Spectre and 61 species of butterflies, such as the endemic Spanish Argus and Chapman's Ringlet.

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Giving something back…

Giving something back… Teresa Farino
27/10/2014
Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2014: the final score

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Butterflies and Moths | Andalusia, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Eastern Spain, Western Spain, Spanish Islands

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Alto Sil & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2014

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Alto Sil & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2014 John Muddeman
09/09/2014
A strongly reworked, much less intensive and highly successful version of the previous tour. At a gentler pace we made just one bear watch a day, all but one of these at dawn, resulting in a remarkable final tally of 11 different Brown Bears! A wealth of other sightings included Wild Cat, Southern Chamois, Alpine Accentor and 57 species of butterflies, such as the endemic Chapman's Ringlet.

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

John's 2014 tour dates

John's 2014 tour dates John Muddeman
17/12/2013
The IWT site is now updated with most of my 2014 tour dates and this is to provide a quick preview of what and where I'll be visiting next year. Please feel free to take a browse around!

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-Leon, Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain, Spanish Islands

Teresa's 2014 tour dates

Teresa's 2014 tour dates Teresa Farino
12/11/2013
Stop Press!
The IWT website has now been updated with our 2014 tours, and bookings are coming in thick and fast!
Here's a summary of the many and varied trips that Teresa will be organising and leading next year.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-Leon, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain, Spanish Islands

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly in the Somiedo Natural Park: 2013 Trip Report

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly in the Somiedo Natural Park: 2013 Trip Report Teresa Farino
07/11/2013
This trip was organised to maximise our chances of seeing one or perhaps more of the 200 or so wild and naturally elusive Brown Bears present in the beautiful and rugged Cantabrican Mountains in northern Spain.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Birds, Mammals | Asturias | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly - Cantabrican Brown Bears in Somiedo

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly - Cantabrican Brown Bears in Somiedo Teresa Farino
31/01/2013
A week spent observing these endangered mammals amid the superb mountain scenery of western Asturias, plus an abundance of other late-summer wildlife

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2009

Summary of the Picos de Europa Lepidoptera Study, 2009 Teresa Farino
03/04/2010
Between February and November 2009 we recorded 115 species of butterfly and 311 macromoths in the Picos de Europa and surrounding area, in the process adding nineteen new macromoths to our list for the region.

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

A Feast of Flowers in the Picos de Europa - Trip Report - June 2009

A Feast of Flowers in the Picos de Europa - Trip Report - June 2009 Teresa Farino
04/12/2009
Written by Caroline Bateman and illustrated by Teresa Farino, this report gives highlights of IWT's most recent botanical tour in the Picos de Europa, during which we also encountered a wealth of other wildlife.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Narcissi of the Picos de Europa

Narcissi of the Picos de Europa Teresa Farino
08/03/2009
Four species of Narcissus in a single morning in early March!

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Flora, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

 
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