This volume covers Tenerife and La Gomera, the two most diverse of the Canary Islands. The flora and fauna of these islands is unique and consists of many species that occur nowhere else on the world but here.
This guidebook describes the nature of these islands from the sun-soaked lava fields at the coast to the lonely snow-capped peak of mount Teide, including all the fascinating life that can be found in these ecosystems.
Detailed route descriptions (13 routes) and 41 site descriptions for naturalists throughout both islands, covering the best sites for birdwatching, finding wildflowers, dragonflies and butterflies, for seeing marine life and the most remarkable geological sites.
It also gives detailed information on tracking down the evolutionary processes that shaped the unique ecology of these isolated Atlantic Islands. This information comes with extensive descriptions of the ecology, geology, history and flora and fauna of Tenerife and La Gomera.