Natural History Photographs

In the previous year, our family closed the year with a one-week holiday at Tenerife. Never having visited the Canary Islands before, we found a strange world with unfamiliar plants life and many new lichens. At the end of that week, I already new there was unfinished business, that I wanted to return. During this second visit to Tenerife, I was indeed able to complete some observations. But in addition I focused more on the rich plant life, with roughly one in four species being endemic to the Canary Islands, and many species being endemic to Tenerife alone, or even to small parts of Tenerife. We also chose a different base location, now in Tegueste, to be better able to visit the cloud forests of the Anaga peninsula.

For the identification of many lichens I am especially indebted to Andre Aptroot.

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