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Algarve Wildlife - the natural year
on 10 May 2010
The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, covering about 5400 sq km, and it enjoys a pleasant climate. For many people this makes it an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year. This book takes a year (starting in August) and looks at the way wildlife changes through the seasons - analysing each two-week period separately. Although both authors are well-known birders, there is plenty of information here for the all-round naturalist, and separate indexes are given for birds, butterflies, other insects, fish, fungi, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. A relatively small map shows 31 towns and other locations mentioned in the text, although the book does not provide any directions or detailed site information.