Flora & Fauna

Which biodiversity can you find at

Motorhome Ecopark

Have you ever stopped to look at the flowers during a walk through a nature trail? Or have you ever spotted a snake sunbathing on top of some rocks? Have you ever wondered which species they were?
At Motorhome Ecopark, we want to tell you about the biodiversity you can find in every corner. Click on the pictures to know more!

185


Species identified

75


Species of Animals

108


Species of Plants

133


Native species


The Iconic Trees

Cork oak tree (Quercus suber)

Portuguese national tree!

The first cork, also called virgin cork, is harvested only at 25 years of age. More cork can be harvested every 9-12 years.

It can live beyond 500 years, but with the extraction of cork it lives up to 200 years.

Olive tree (Olea europaea)

Olives are usually harvested in November.

Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils and it is traditionally used in Portuguese cuisine.

The olive tree is the result of the progressive domestication of the wild olive tree (Olea europea var. sylvestris).

Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua)

Carobs are usually harvested from August to September.

It is used in confectionery products, such as cakes, bread and liqueurs, and as a chocolate substitute.

This tree is an exotic species, a plant which was introduced by man for cultivation.

Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)

Strawberry tree fruits are usually harvested from October to November.

These fruits can be used to make alcoholic drinks like brandy.

Its fruits and flowers can be on the tree simultaneously!

The Beautiful Flowers

French lavender
(Lavandula stoechas)

Sage-leaved rock-rose
(Cistus salviifolius)

Naked-man orchid
(Orchis italica)

Mirror orchid
(Ophrys speculum)


The Delicate Butterflies

Iberian Scarce Swallowtail
(Iphiclides feisthamelii)

Old World Swallowtail
(Papilio machaon)

Spanish Festoon
(Zerynthia rumina)

Clouded yellow
(Colias croceus)

The More Elusive

Natterjack Toad
(Epidalea calamita)

Common hedgehog
(Erinaceus europaeus)

Least weasel
(Mustela nivalis)

Large psammodromus
(Psammodromus algirus)

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