Tales from a Greek Island
The Pandemic
Bravo for the Frogs
A Lovely Review for American Ikaros
Long legged buzzard. Achordeia. Picture by Keith
Bonelli's eagle. Achordeia. Taken by Keith
Passing Birds
An Actress in the Village
Avlona on a Cold day
Minas Prearis died January 2013 RIP
Minas Prearis
Selection from Reviews of More Tales from a Greek Island
More Tales from a Greek Island
More Tales from a Greek Island
Elections May 2012
Where to buy
Three Days of birds
Notable Birds of North Karpathos and Saria
Living on less
The Crisis
A poem for Kevin by Ruth Padel
More birds
Birds around the village
The new cover
Kevin Andrews-An Appraisal
Tales in German
Roy Chapman Andrews
Ellinoamerica Review
The Flight of Ikaros
Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)
Eleanora's Falcons
American Ikaros The search for Kevin Andrews
Spring Opening
Its not all Fun and Games
Scholar Gipsy? The Search for Kevin Andrews
Sometimes Things Work Out
Africa in Diafani
The Search for Kevin Andrews
We get E-mails
Going to the Doctors
Music in the Village

Our Frogs are doing well.

Bravo for the Frogs

April 2020

For two winters now we have had good rain. This raises the water table and allows ponds and puddles to remain throughout the year. The frogs find plenty of food and breed. With a little assistance they have reocuppied the river valley below Olymbos and, if you take the footpath, you can hear them croaking away. There are probably more than 100 at any one time in this location. The frogs are genetically different to other breeds and on other islands. The Dodecanese are like the Gallapagos Islands and there are genetic variations on each island within a number of species.
We have several rare or endemic species in N Karpathos and Saria and there will be increased interest in what we have and how yhey are protected. Each year more tourists will come to visit the natural riches of the island.
Currently up to 100 tourists a year are attracted to Diafani by the diverse and interesting bird life, botanists and zoologists follow. Please do not pick up the frogs.