Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Lecturer and Tour Guide

Nature of the Vercors – A Secret Corner of France

With the highest point at the Grand Veymont (2341m), the Vercors is a jumble of limestone mountains and river-cut gorges mainly to the south west of Grenoble.  High Alpine meadows are full of insects feeding from and consequently pollinating a wonderful array of wild flowers.  The talk, for instance, includes over 25 species of wild orchids but there are a possible 35 or more to see when we visit in summer.  Mammals here include Deer, Chamois, Alpine Ibex and Alpine Marmot while birds range from a possible 4 species of Vulture right down to Firecrests and Citril Finches.  In short, it is a wonderful place to visit as the talk demonstrates.