LPO Touraine invite you to two events in Yzeures sur Creuse! The first, on Tuesday 1st April at 8pm, is a talk on the Birds of Yzeures, by Jean-Michel Feuillet, a local naturalist and animateur. This event, intriguingly illustrated by a photograph of a bee-eater, is in the Salle Auditorium on Place François Mitterand, is free to all.
The second event, entitled Swallows is a workshop for youngsters from eight years upwards, and is also free. This is at 3pm on Wednesday 16th April in the Library at Yzeures. A splendid opportunity for your child to get covered in clay making a swallow nest! For more information and to inscribe, contact the Mairie on 02.47.94.36.54.
In France, what we know as house martins, sand martins and swifts are all varieties of hirondelle, the swallow itself being a hirondelle rustique. Hirondelle may be better translated as "hirundine", but that's a bit of a mouthful for most eight-year-olds, although on second thoughts many are perfectly au fait with the diplodocus!.
Cabanes d'ostéiculteurs et les huîtres de Marennes-Oléron - Here's a slideshow made up of a lot more photos that I took on the Île d'Oléron in May 2008. The oyster farming area is on the marshy bay side of the islan...