Friday, 16 November 2012

Priolo, a treasure in the fog

On Saturday, September 1st, we organized another visit to the SPA Pico da Vara/Ribeira do Guilherme in order to watch Priolos and get to know better the conservation actions that has been developed to his conservation and his habitat.

The day was cloudy, what made it difficult to watch Priolos on the first morning hours. We went through the Tronqueira road to the sightseeing in the middle of the fog, and even getting to hear a few Priolos, but also with many difficulties to see them. Meanwhile, the participants got to know some of the Laurel Forest plants, saw the signs of the Priolo feeding on the Azorean Blueberry and saw different recovery actions on the Laurel Forest in Serra da Tronqueira.

The road cut, because of a landslide, made us take a big redirecting to get to the Labaçal area, already on the Povoação’s side. In this area, more recently interventioned and already with no fog, we got to see some Priolos and we could see up close the conservation work done here.

The activity ended with a guided tour to Priolo’s Environmental Center and with marking the Priolos observations in the new sighting placard. Once again, and despite the weather conditions, the activity took place with tranquility and it was possible to see Priolos.

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