Nature – Flora and Fauna in Sabina
As well as being countryside, the Sabina area also includes various protected natural habitats, parks and nature reserves. These areas include wetlands, forests, rivers, lakes and mountain habitats, all of which provide a haven for various types of Flora and Fauna.
In Sabina it is possible to see wild boars, porcupines (much bigger in real life than you might expect!) and different kinds of lizards.
Sabina is also excellent for birdwatching, with a wide variety of bird species including the Sardinian Warbler (whose name in Italian - l’occhiocotto - ‘cooked eye’, recalls the bright red ring around the bird’s eye), the nightingale, cuckoo, turtle dove and the fantastically exotic European Bee-eater and Hoopoe species. Golden eagles can be seen soaring in the skies above the Parco regionale naturale dei Monti Lucretili, in the South part of Sabina.
You can also spot plenty of interesting insects and other creepy crawlies – firelies, green shield bugs, butterflies, crickets, spiders and even scorpions.