Painted Lady & Woodland Greyling
The Tremp Valley and its surroundings are a mecca for birds, both resident and summer visitors from Africa. The rocky cliffs provide a haven for the Griffon Vulture and the majestic Lammergeier good sightings of Eagles and Kites make this area something special for birdwatchers.
Around the garden you will see a variety of Finches, Tits, Shrike, Black Cap, Warblers, and Nightingale.
Resident Birds of the Area
Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Red Kites, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrow Hawk, Goshawk, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Tawny Owl, Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Wall Creeper, Osprey, Purple Heron.
Spring and Summer Visitors
Honey Buzzards, Short Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Kites, Montagu’s Harrier, Hobby, Hoopoe, Golden Oriel, Cuckoo, Scops Owl, Short Eared Owl, Bee Eaters
Around the Garden
The herb gardens attract a great variety of insects and butterflies, the Humming Bird Hawk Moth hovers around the flower heads Dragon Fly float past small Lizards dart in and out of wall crevices the tiger spider weaves it web and if you are very lucky you may even see a bright coloured Salamander basking in the sunshine, with so much going on you’ll be reaching for those reference books!
In an area where Mediterranean flora meets alpine you will find a wonderfully diverse variety of wild flowers and herbs, May/June time is when they are the most prolific but every season provides something special in the hedgerows and woods around Tolo. Keen botanists will want to visit the High Mountains where the profusion of wild flowers in late spring draws enthusiasts from around the world.
In autumn this area is renowned for its edible fungi species include ceps, chanterelles, bolets, and a real treat to see the Giant Puff Ball.
We have plenty of reference books to help you identify species and flora, and with our keen interest in nature we are always happy to help you find out more about your nature sightings.