The first colours of spring
Wild strawberry flowers have made their appearance in the forest beds of the oak woods in Zagori.
Today’s colour in Zagori is red!
It is the beginning of October and foliage is on it’s way. Some hints are these red forest fruit and leaves. Crabapples Rosa canina or dog roses Crataegus or Howthorn Unknown (to me) red wild mushroom
Crossing Vikos gorge on a sunny spring day!
With Georgia (geozagori.gr) as our expert guide in Vikos-Aoos Geopark, the crossing of the gorge was more than a walk. It was a trip back to time! Quite back actually, when ice ruled the area! Some literature regarding the Geopark (source: European Geoparks Network): Vikos- Aoos…
A yellow crocus flavus heralds early spring in Zagori
Crocus flavus or simply yellow crocus is a species of the Crocus genus belonging to the Iridaceae family. It grows wild on the slopes of Zagori, as well as other areas in Greece and the Balkans, and has fragrant bright orange-yellow flowers. It’s size varies between…
Autumn has arrived for good in Zagori and it is a matter of a few weeks before the foliage peaks. A walk through the woods rewarded us with colours but not only …
Allium ursinum or wild garlic
Wild garlic also known as ramsons or bear leek, is a wild relative of chives and is native to Zagori. The Latin name is due to the brown bear’s taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them;…
A glimpse of spring
The first glimpse of spring has yellow colour… The first crocus olivieri wild flowers blossom after the cold months of winter in Zagori, Greece
Crocus olivieri is a fall wild flower in the area of Zagori of the genus Crocus (family Iridaceae).
Greek: βατόμουρα A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a cone-shaped core. Wonderfully juicy, they’re good raw (straight from the hedge!) or cooked and are bursting with vitamin C. Wild, they’re often called brambles meaning any impenetrable scrub. Sometimes called the “Cabernet…
Neotinea tridentata (three-toothed orchid) is a species of orchid found in Greece among other southern European countries. This orchid favours grassy places, woodland, scrub and maquis of sub-alpine and alpine meadows of the National Park of Pindus as well as the broader Zagori region…