May, 2024

Ceret (30 mins away): Fete Des Cerises (Festival of the Cherry)

At Alpine level (1600-2100m)

Rearing of young peregrine falcons.

Start of flowering amidst the grass and rocks:

Columbine (aquilegia vulgaris)

Pulsatilla alpina: part of the buttercup family

Marmots come out of hibernation

Eggs of diurnal butterflies laid. Birth of crickets on the grass. Toad eggs laid. Izards born. Swarms of bees: lots of activity in the bee-hives.

Wild mountain lettuce picking and the arrival of cattle on the higher slopes.