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Who are Flora and Fauna? Is that the guitar singing duo or are these Greed gods of nature? I know what a faun is so I guess adding the 'a' at the end means it is a female lustful rural god.
You can read Jason Penner's The Way of the Gardener - an excellent Camino book and one of my favorites.
There is a book on plants (not fauna, sorry) written by a Canadian gardener named Lyndon Penner. It can be bought on Amazon as well as other places.
Next May I want to possibly observe all four of the Vulture species as I travel from SJDPP to Pamplona and then on to Santiago. Buen Camino.I began my Camino Frances in SJdPP on April 30th of this year and finished in Santiago de Compostela on June 5th. I chose that time of year specifically because I hoped to take advantage of the Springtime floral display, and I was not disappointed! The Flanders poppies always brought a smile to my face, as did the yellow fields of rapeseed, aka mustard. Occasionally, I even saw some California native plants, such as Western Redbud. I was so glad I went when everything was green and in bloom! As for the fauna, I didn't see a whole lot of wildlife - a snake here, a few lizards there. However, I will take exception to Tinkatinker's comment above. There were days on the Meseta when I was swatting at flies all day long! Drove me out of my mind! The black and white birds mentioned above are magpies, and they're everywhere. And the vultures over and around the Pyrenees were amazing! Of course, all the usual domestic animals - cows, horses, sheep, dogs and cats. I don't have any other time of year to compare to, as that was my first and only Camino (so far), but from my experience the timing of your journey is just perfect!
You’ll be lucky. Better start in Barcelona via Monserrat, slip up to the Norte and take the Lebaniego through the Picos. All four are to be seen in northern Spain but not along the Frances.
On the first day of my first Camino I reached the border in the Pyrenees feeling overheated, dehydrated and nauseous. The fuente turned out to be dry. While I was feeling pretty sorry for myself I looked up and saw a pair of griffon vultures circling above my head. An incentive to at least pretend to be alive and carry on.
Many thanks for that info. Interesting. Will follow it up.Knowing that you are interested in seeing different types of vultures, I thought back to an excellent raptor center on Kangaroo Island, Australia and wondered if anything similar might be found along the Camino Frances. Here is something that might be promising - "Gurelur Fondo Navarro para la Protección del Medio Natural." It is based in Pamplona but also seems to have a site in Roncesvalles. Perhaps they might have helpful hints if you reach out with your interests? Buen Camino (and happy bird watching!)
GURELUR is a non-profit-making association which defends and divulges Navarra’s natural values. GURELUR also works in order to sort out environmental problems which affect species and spaces.www.gurelur.org