Nature of Vercors - A Secret Corner of France
With a high point at the peak of the Grand Veymont (2341m), the Vercors is a fabulous jumble of limestone mountains and river-cut gorges to the south and west of Grenoble. High Alpine meadows are full of buzzing insects feeding from and consequently pollinating a mass of wild flowers. The talk, for instance, includes over 25 species of wild orchids but there are a possible 35 or more to be seen when we visit. Mammals here include Deer, Chamois, Alpine Ibex and Alpine Marmots while birds range from a possible 4 species of vulture right down to Firecrests and Citril Finches.
01-C07D1040 Reserve Naturelle des Hauts Plateaux from Chichilianne Copyright Mike Read