Nature in the Algarve from January till December

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Saturday, May 9, 2015 Under: nature

Nature is very present in the Algarve. There is a great biodiversity here and even in the middle of the summer, there is always a green background, wherever you look. One of the things that I instantly loves, was the smell here. The air is filled with aromas of wild herbs and flowers.  Nature has something new to offer every month:

January:  oranges are ripening, almond trees blossom.  
February:  Mimosa flowers
March: pear and plum blossom, lavender flowers, frogs, toats and swallows appear, the first cuckoo´s call announces spring
April:  esteva (rock rose) flowers, poppies, daisies, orchids and wildflowers are abbundant.  Orange trees blossom and release their perfume.  The loquat (nespera) fruit is ready to eat.  The bee-eater is busy.
May: time for the snales (caracois), apricots are ripening, pomegranate and olive trees flower.  Wild herbs and many wild flowers. 
June:  oleander starts to bloom, nectarines and peaches are ready to be eaten. Cork harvest.
July:  cork harvest.  Ground vegetation is dry now.
August: carob pods harvest (alfarrobas), aromatic inula, figs, grapes.  
September: pomegranates and almonds can be harvested
October:  olives and medronho (strawberry tree fruit) are ripening. 
November:  chestnuts, fungi, olives and medronho are gathered after the first autumn rains.
December:  bermuda buttercup, crown daisies, nespera blossom, medronho flowers

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Marianne Hoesen Born in the deep south of The Netherlands, I moved to the central Algarve in 2007, together with my partner and 2 dogs. In the meantime we added some goats and chickens and are living a peaceful life in the rolling hills of the rural south of Portugal. I invite you to read a bit in my blog and to leave a comment afterwards. Also check out the holiday accommodations mentioned elsewhere in this website.


Algarve Portugal
café Portugal, bica
Esteva, rock rose, Algarve
sun, beach, Algarve
real cork real wine
beach Algarve
folklore dance Algarve
chicken piri piri

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