Natural History

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

African Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis)

Two-tailed Pasha (Charaxes jasius)
Photo Gallery Previous Talks
Group Leader:  David Sparrow
 26 270836 or 99 529023
Date :  Monthly, Monday mornings (occasionally Saturday); the weeks vary
  Time :  10.00 to 12.00am
  Venue : Coral Star Restaurant


Located between Africa, the Middle East and the Eurasian continent, Cyprus has a unique assemblage of flora and fauna.  There is a wide range of habitats, and also a high level of endemism (i.e. species and sub-species found only on the island).  Cyprus is also a key refuelling stage for many millions of migrating birds making the long journey between Africa and Siberia.

The Natural History Group has monthly lectures on a wide range of topics relating to Cyprus. All talks are well illustrated with photographs.  We normally meet on a Monday morning, but as we sometimes invite guest speakers, the week held may depend on speakers’ availability.  Why not join our contact list so you will know what is coming up?

David and Ros Sparrow have been studying and photographing the fauna of Cyprus for 15 years, specialising first in reptiles and later in butterflies and dragonflies.  David is the co-author of “Amphibians and Reptiles of Cyprus" (2009), now in its second edition.  He is also co-editor of “An Introduction to the Wildlife of Cyprus”, a 900-page work with contributions from 44 expert authors, and over 1000 photos from 107 photographers.  Contact David for details. 


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