Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bird watching Pierre Avoi

We took a hike in the snow and clouds today to try and see some alpine birds. The snow was fresh so we saw lots of animal tracks. 

These belong to a big sized bird. Probably the Tetras as we heard its call just around the corner
A fresh pulsatilla vernalis, fuzzy!
Some marmot tracks were visible as well. Check out the claws it has for digging.
Sunny on the Rhone valley side!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Learn about wild flowers

Wildflower Workshops every Wed and Sat of May and June!

Happy flowers! 

Do you know what is in your flowery bouquets? Are the beauties you are picking edible? Are they toxic? Should some be dried for making an infusion when you have a sore throat in December?

Would you like to learn these things, and discover what to add to a salad or omlette for a unique zing at the same time?

Well then let's go for a walk together!

Learn how to pick and eat raw stinging nettles!

I will be available to do these workshops every Wednesday and Saturday in May & June with you.

If you would like to go on a different day call or email me to organise it!

Make gold like the alchemists were with these diamonds of water!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy snowy spring in Fionnay

This is a great time for hiking and spoting animals. The fresh snowfall makes the animals move around and the tracks are very visible. Another advantage is that you dont have to wake up at the crack of dawn to see the ibex and chamois or chevreuil because the cold weather slows them down.

The mountains were beautiful in the snowy clouds. The avalanches were audible but not always visible as they were happening in the cloud covered summits! 
Ominous and grand!
No fish jumping! 
The weight of the fresh snow is visible on this bouquetin's back!