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Andrew

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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2007, 03:23:34 PM »
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The view of the town from the island,
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where you can find Arisarum vulgare or Friar's cowl.
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On the roadside is Opuntia ficus-indica the Prickly Pear.
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Next stop
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a patch of
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Allium callimischon ssp. callimischon
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and Narcissus tazetta.
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Also Bellis sylvestris
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and Crocus laevigatus.
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2007, 03:24:57 PM »
Excellent photos. More please!

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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2007, 04:25:44 PM »
Alright Heather, just for you :)
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C. laevigatus
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Looks like something was hungry !
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C. biflorus melanthus
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C. cancellatus mazziaricus
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C. hadriaticus
All the above crocus were in one area, but someone was trying to cultivate it and had brought their plough in and used it in several places :(
Just up the road,
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some C. laevigatus forms.
On the way to the hotel,
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just a corner of a patch of C. goulimyi.
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The hotel view that morning
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and when the sun was up the island of Monemvassia.
Andrew, North Cambridgeshire, England.

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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2007, 04:41:48 PM »
On top of the island is a ruin (just visible in the picture above)
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and this is the view of Gefira from there
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and the settlement on the other side of the island.
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Something hanging onto the rock face.
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The main street
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and the entrance.
In the afternoon we went for a walk
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and found a field
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of C. goulimyi var. leucanthus
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« Last Edit: January 09, 2007, 05:00:27 PM by Andrew »
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 04:44:35 PM »
Great pictures, keep them coming!

Sue
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2007, 05:23:45 PM »
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Cyclamen with large flowers (look at the crocus)
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and they grew anywhere
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and everywhere.
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Arbutus unedo, The Strawberry Tree.
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A mantis crossing the road.
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Anemone sp.
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2007, 05:38:02 PM »
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Colchicum bivonae.
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This was a cat that liked jumped in and out of the plastic bag.
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Fungus.
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C. laevigatus with faint lining.
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Lichen.
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Some more C. laevigatus forms.
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Juniper phoenicea.
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2007, 05:48:48 PM »
Excellent plants pictures of a very beautiful country which I several times visited.
Thanks
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2007, 06:09:50 PM »
Andrew - thank you for the wonderful pictures.

I, being a new member of this forum, am not sure of the history behind them. Could you please give me some more details.  Over what period of time were these taken.  Did you manage to get a photograph of something beautiful every 5 minutes or are these the result of many weeks of searching?

with many thanks for sharing them with me us.  :)

my best wishes

John
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2007, 10:03:34 PM »
Andrew,

This is surely the most fabulous postings of flower photographs I have seen. Many thanks; really enjoyed looking at them all; they gave a great idea of what one might experience on a visit to Greece.

As with John, above, can you give us some more detail of your trip - was it an organised one? Was it a guided tour? Can you give some details of the route you took? What time of year? etc etc etc. I'm afraid your photographs have simply caught my attention in a big way; might cancel that holiday to Italy and make a move further east in the Med.

Great show, Paddy
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2007, 12:27:49 AM »
Andrew - you lucky b****r!!  I've yearned to go on an AGS Peloponnese trip for years but family commitments have so far stopped me going.  I will go one day .... and your post only confirms what a great place it is, especially for autumn bulbs.  I'll add my thanks to you for sharing the experience.

You have a pale crocus early on which you have annotated as sp "Tony/Thomas?"  from the side view I'd say it is C cancelleatus perhaps ssp mazziaricus but I have not checked the distribution for that ssp to see if it fits.  The dark lines outside suggest cancellatus rather than the other white taxa.  Also your first (I think - I have ordered the forum to put most recent posts at the top so I get it all upside-down!) C niveus looks a bit cancellatus-like. The big clump of niveus is definitely the real thing and very tasty too!

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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2007, 10:13:40 AM »
Yes a fantastic series of posts Andrew, an online talk in fact, I am enjoying it immensely.
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2007, 11:28:35 AM »
Andrew, for a "trainee croconut" you are doing most excellent work on your field trips!
I imagine your course marks will be sky high!!
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2007, 01:17:05 PM »
Brilliant. I've just projected them using my classroom computer and the digitital projector I have nailed to the classroom ceiling.
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Re: AGS Greece 2006
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2007, 01:49:30 PM »
I really want to go there now as well as everywhere else on my list
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