Punta de Teno is the westernmost corner of Tenerife, a very intersting place that is difficult to access. It is separated from other parts of the island by the Teno Mountains and the colossal cliffs named Acantilados de Los Gigantes. Some extremely rare species found refuge at these places, namely the Tenerife Speckled Lizard (that was only described in 1996) and the plants Limonium fruticans and Teline salsoloides, extinct from other parts of the island. Location: Punta de Teno. Date: 27.03.2013.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Teno Massif or Teno Mountains form the westernmost part of Tenerife. The mountains here are often covered in clouds and they are sparsely populated. The local vegetation is still quite natural but there are many introduced species here also. We traveled through the mountains and stopped at Masca, a tiny village that was not accessible on road until the 1960's. Location: Teno Alto. Date: 18.03.2013.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Gennargentu Mountains, Sardinia (Gennargentu-Gebirge, Sardinien) (Gennargentu-hegység, Szardínia) 05.2013.
The last place we visited on Sardinia was Gola di su Gorroppu, one of the largest canyons in Europe. It is located in the Gennargentu Mountains that also constitute a national park (Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu). The worlds rarest plant, the Nuragica Columbine is only known from this place, where it grows on the cliffs. Location: Gola di su Gorroppu. Date: 03.05.2013.