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La réserve naturelle nationale de Lilleau des Niges

On the north of the island of Ré, inside a large bay almost closed by the Fier d'Ars, the National Nature Reserve of Lilleau Niges annually hosts thousands of migratory & sedentary birds . Fauna it is easy to see using the bike path that runs through this territory of saltmarsh and mudflats.

What is Your Autumn Aura?

Arc de Triomphe sur les bords de la rivière "Charente" à Saintes * Période Gallo-Romaine* Poitou Charente

Station de lagunage - Pôle Nature LPO

Route le long du chenal. Note fom Jeff: I was here on several occasions. Ile d'Oleron is the second largest French island (after Corsica). It is in the Atlantic Ocean Bay of Biscay connected to Marennes,France by a 2 mile causeway. One of my favorite places. 1great-trip.com

The Purple-Backed (or Violet-Backed) Starling ~ Not native to the USA. You'll have to travel to Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Russia or one of several other far-away places to see it.

Heron on Captiva Island~an island in Lee County, Florida, just offshore the Gulf of Mexico, just north of Sanibel Island.