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. It truly is a scenically stunning location to visit. Then you add in the broad range of wildlife to be seen, including high Alpine meadows that are full of insects feeding from and consequently pollinating a wonderful array of wild flowers, and you know this is a really special area.
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 late spring or early summer. These include showy Ladies Slipper Orchids which often grow in clumps of 30 or 40 flower spikes! Mammals here include Deer, Chamois, Alpine Ibex and Alpine Marmot while birds range from a possible 4 species of Vulture, magnificent Golden Eagles, Black Woodpeckers, Wallcreepers through to smaller species such as Firecrests and Citril Finches. There are lots of butterfly species too with some gathering at mineral licks or other damp spots.
In short, it is a wonderful place to visit as the talk demonstrates and it is a location suitable for exploring and to see a wide range of wildlife amid fabulous scenery.
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