Meet the fauna and flora of Menorca

Menorca is one of the best preserved natural sites in the entire Mediterranean and it is that thanks to its climate, which is directly responsible for the distribution of vegetation, typically Mediterranean and conditioned with plant landscapes, makes your stay in this magical place even more special.

Menorca and its unique landscapes

Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, with the Natural Park of s’Albufera des Grau, l’Illa d’en Colomy el Cap de Favaritx as its main nucleus. This natural park is located in the municipality of Maó, and occupies 1947 hectares, in which the flood zone known as Es Prat must also be added.

Thanks to the geological structure, the island has no problem for its fresh water supply. Even in summer, they exist in existing running waters and small marshes maintain their flow. In the end, the island is an authentic natural paradise formed by a multitude of ravines, land caves, underwater caves and a multitude of animals and plants unique throughout the world.

What wildlife is there in Menorca?

In Menorca there are many different species, such as reptiles, insects, mammals and a great variety of birds. As mammals that live freely on the island, you can find rabbits, weasels, hedgehogs … Also at night many bats quickly leave the caves.

As for the most common reptiles, the Mediterranean turtle, the Balearic lizard and the different varieties of non-venomous snakes persist. Birds is the group of animal species with the greatest presence on the island (be it seagulls, cloths, shearwaters, cormorants …).

In addition, in Menorca there is a great variety of birds of prey and scavengers that are easily sighted, such as hawks, kestrels, vultures, hawks and eagles, among others.

What flora is in Menorca?

Almost 30% of the island’s surface is occupied by non-agricultural plant landscape. In Menorca we can differentiate between three types of tree vegetation: the holm oaks, which are found in the central part and in some southern ravines; the pine forests, which occupy large areas in the center of the island and in the south reach the same shore of the sea and the communities of wild olive trees or olive trees, called “ullastrars”, which appear in shallow and dry soils.

In which parts of Menorca can we better enjoy its fauna and flora?

As we have commented, Menorca is one of the islands with more nature, landscapes and animals that will captivate you from minute one. For example, a landscape of special character is S’Albufera des Grau, a large freshwater lagoon that flows into the sea and was declared a Natural Park in 1994.

In addition, the temperature of Menorca is not a problem, since the plant world has adapted perfectly to it, conditioning its growth rate to the cooler seasons.

For example, in the autumn season, with the first rainfall, you can see how a blanket of vegetation covers the island. In winter, it shows a green landscape, which with spring shoots with many types of flowers, whether they are poppies, daisies, hyacinths, gladioli … And when the summer period is dry and sunny at the same time, the plant world hides to save the hostile aridity that characterizes summer, although not enough to enjoy its nature.

Enjoy your stay in Menorca as it deserves

If you are thinking of traveling to Menorca, any time of the year is ideal to enjoy its fauna and flora, and learn more about this wonderful island and all the living beings that inhabit it.

For this reason, we recommend that you enjoy everything we can offer you the Insotel Punta Prima Resort & Spa holiday hotel, a seaside resort with single-storey buildings in Menorca style, perfect for families, couples and groups of friends.

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