The Pays d'Iroise is not only composed of a coastline and cultivated fields. It also has a rocky foreshore lined with seaweeds, dunes, small wooded valleys with charming streams, banks of abers or rias to discover, and gardens, public or private, specially designed for visitors. Sometimes you have to take the time to go through them and make a cure of greenery.
This is the opportunity to stop in front of a surprising flower or plant. Species that have acclimatized to salty winter storms are rare and deserve respect. A big cheer, for example, to the sea pink or the sea fennel that valiantly cling to the rocks, the marram grass and the seaholly of the dunes that have undertaken to fix the sand.
On the other hand, more and more invasive plants are developing without us really caring. They are often beautiful and that is why man has imported them. But they destroy other species where they spread.
To travel through the Pays d'Iroise is to observe the vegetation while respecting it, avoiding the deposit of waste or the collection of protected species. It also means sometimes having to act responsibly to preserve a constantly threatened flora.
Thus, the cure of greenery will not only be beneficial to the human species.
Floral discoveries in family hiking:
By Maelle and Hubert Michéa and Marcel Quellec
A small free brochure
available at the Le Conquet Town Hall