Rare fritillary, orchid flowers flourish in Kythnos spring - slideshow

1 Fritillaria obliqua tuntasia BX3023 Anacamptis papilionacea aegaea BX24 Ophrys ferrum equinum BX15 Ophrys bombyliflora BX16 Hermodactylus tuberosus AT57 Ophrys sitiaca BX28 Gagea graeca BX19 Silene cythnia BX310 Malcolmia flexuosa naxensis BX111 Narcissus tazetta tazetta OL1512 Nigella damascena BX5

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The end of March/start of April - is the occasion to see many exotic flowers such a orchids and fritillaries as well as pretty wildflowers as spring comes to the Greek island of Kythnos and nature wakes up. All the photos in this slideshow are supplied by our naturalist David Koutsgiannopoulos who will be guiding two wildlife tours on the island in the weeks 21 and 28 March 2022. The first tour is being run for the UK nature operator www.greentours.co.uk and is followed by Kythnos Hiking's own tour (www.kythnoshiking.com).

This flower slideshow follows an earlier one on birds, including migratory species, and preceeds slideshows we plan for island reptiles, such as snakes, lizards, and geckos, and broader panoramas of the island's wildlife and in its surrounding waters.