|#100DaysOfNature Day 36|
|The Burren, with the Aran Islands in the distance|
I don’t think it’s the rarity of the flowers that makes this place so special, it’s more that the flowers are growing in what seems like somewhere made entirely out of rock. You also find plants living in the same environment, that you would never expect to find there, such as alpine and Mediterranean plants and woodland plants growing out in the open with no shade from the trees.
|#100DaysOfNature Day 37 - Eyebright|
|Ferns growing in a Gryke|
The Burren is well known for all the orchids that live there. It’s a bit late in the year for most of them, but I did find a few that I think are orchids and must have flowered fairly recently.
We also saw Wild Thyme, a plant with red berries on it (maybe a type of Rose, not Beetroot as Bug Mad Girl suggested) and a red plant.
As well as the plants, there are lots of animals living on the Burren. These pretty pink and brown snails are everywhere and we’ve seen slugs and spiders. This spiders web looked silver with pools of rain water caught on it.
We’ve seen lots of birds, including seagulls (that we saw sitting around at the bottom of cliffs, face into the wind), Pied Wagtails and a Warbler (maybe a Chiff Chaff)
|Warbler (maybe a Chiffchaff?)|