Wild­flow­ers

Wen­gen, Switzer­land

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - June -

Once the snow re­treats from the Ber­nese Ober­land area, the newly ex­posed alpine mead­ows be­come flushed with a car­pet of flow­ers. Late June is the time to go for a high-al­ti­tude botan­i­cal trea­sure hunt: bellflow­ers, gen­tians, prim­roses, daisies, but­ter­cups and sax­ifrages, plus a host of de­light­ful alpine rar­i­ties wait­ing to be dis­cov­ered. The tra­di­tional Swiss vil­lage of Wen­gen, at an al­ti­tude of 1,274m, is the per­fect base from which to ex­plore the rich di­ver­sity of moun­tain flora. Look out, too, for cute mar­mots, ag­ile chamois and alpine choughs.

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