Natural History Photographs


The 'hunter's trail' consists of an endless row of hairpins on a small track, ascending for some 750 meters before reaching a mirador. From then onwards the path is almost level, slightly going down from some 10 km before reaching the Circo de Soaso. The ascend is mostly though damp forest, with a few clearings. The second part is much more open, offereing wide vistas on the valley and a smorgasbord of botanical delights.
Neottia nidus-avis
Authority:(L.) Rich., 1817
Synonyms:Ophrys nidus-avis Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:Vogelnestje
English:bird's-nest orchid
Deutsch:Vogel-Nestwurz
Norsk:Fuglerede
Svenska:Nästrot
Français:Néottie nid d'oiseau
Italiano:nido d'uccello
Español:nido de ave, nido de pájaro, orquídea nido de pájaro
Solorina saccata
Nederlands:Knikkerpotje
English:Common chocolate chip lichen
Deutsch:Gewöhnliche Sackflechte
Norsk:vanlig skållav
Svenska:säcklav
Ranunculus thora
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Thore's buttercup
Deutsch:schildblättriger Hahnenfuß, Thorahahnenfuß
Français:renoncule thora, renoncule vénéneuse
Italiano:ranuncolo erba-tora
Pinguicula grandiflora
Authority:Lamarck, 1789
Nederlands:Grootbloemig vetblad
English:Large-flowered Butterwort
Deutsch:Grossblütiges Fettblatt, Grossblütiges Fettkraut
Français:Grassette à grandes fleurs
Italiano:erba unta con grandi fiori
Español:flor de las fuentes, grasilla, grasilla de flor grande, tiraña, tirañuela,
violeta de agua
Hepatica nobilis
Authority:Schreber, 1771
English:Liverleaf
Deutsch:Leberblümchen
Norsk:Blåveis
Svenska:Blåsippa
Français:Hépatique à trois lobes
Italiano:erba trinità
Español:hepática, hierba de la Trinidad, hierba del hígado, trébol dorado
Globularia nudicaulis
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
English:Leafless-stemmed globularia
Deutsch:Schaft-Kugelblume
Français:Globulaire à tige nue
Italiano:vedovelle alpine
Daphne laureola
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Nederlands:zwart peperboompje
English:spurge laurel, wood laurel
Deutsch:immergrüner Seidelbast, Lorbeerseidelbast, Waldlorbeer
Norsk:laurbærtysbast
Svenska:lagertibast
Français:lauréole, daphné lauréole, laurier des bois, laurier purgatif,
laurier épurge
Italiano:dafne laurella, dafne laureola, laureola, pepe montano
Español:adelfilla, barrabón, buxeta, estefa, laureola, salabionda, salamunda, saldeja,
saradona, solimán, torvisco macho


Views from Mirador de Calcillarruego