Wildlife & Plant Life
During your walks you will see the rich and varied wildlife and plant life of the Basque Country. Here are some of the most typical examples:
Miniature Basque horses: You will almost certainly come across these in the mountains (pronounce: pot-yok).
This particular race which only exists in the Basque Country is the descendent of a prehistoric horse. It is perfectly suited to life in the mountains. This small horse was for many years used in both farming and mining.
The pottok is a wild, but docile and generous animal.
Birds of prey : During your walks, don't forget to look up into the sky to see the birds of prey which inhabit our region: falcons, buzzards, ravens and even vultures.
It is true that "the Basque Country is green" since it is home to particular plant and tree species:
- Blue endive
- Evergreen rose bush
- Immortelle des dunes
- Chrithme and its sweet citronella smell
- American oak
- Chestnut tree