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If you know Menorca, you'll know that among other things, it fascinates with the diversity of its landscapes and corners. There are no two places alike on the island. If you're observant, you'll surely have noticed the changes in landscape over just a few kilometers. How different the coves of the north are from the southern coast, the flora and fauna of the ravines in the south, the wetlands of the north, and the pine and oak forests scattered throughout the island.

And as if that weren't enough, the landscapes of Menorca not only vary depending on the area—rock type, topography, vegetation, and weather conditions giving rise to different ecosystems—but also depending on the time of year. The seasons accentuate the island's personality.

If you visit Menorca in the summer, you'll experience it in its most arid state. If you explore it in autumn, you'll discover a surprisingly vibrant Menorca, where rain gives way to the first green shoots. If you travel in winter, you'll feel its humidity and see the coldest colors of the year, and in spring, Menorca is an explosion of aromas and a canvas for nature.

Spring is one of the favorite seasons for many people in this part of the hemisphere because it moves from the cold of winter to the warmth of the transitional period, but above all because of the awakening of hundreds of species of insects, birds, and animals, and especially because of the burst of flowers. It's when the first rainy period of the year occurs, keeping the fields fresh, and the arrival of warm temperatures leads to the eruption of colors and scents. The island is particularly beautiful at this time of year.

It's striking how many plants with their leaves, flowers, and some fruits awaken during March, display themselves during April and May, and bid farewell with the arrival of summer. Different species can be seen everywhere, depending on other factors we know, such as exposure to wind, salinity, relief, or nitrates in the soil, which vary due to its geological composition.

But just taking a walk along the secondary roads of the island is quite an experience. For example, the height of the fennel stalk and its bright yellow color, the gamones or caramuixes in Menorcan, and the white of their flowers. The perfect shape of tiny flowers like spring bells, flowers of the Limonium family, or sea lavenders. The composition created by the flowers of the garlic plants of the Amarilidaceae or the vinagrella or zulla in contrast to the green of the meadows.

Closing your eyes and taking a deep breath is to reach the aromatics, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, santolina, or Mahón chamomile, or the water mint that resist until the arrival of autumn. The beauty of snapdragons, daffodils, poppies, and cockscombs, and the wide variety of daisies that grow in their flowering turn. The soft colors of thistle flowers that soften the aggressiveness of their appearance. And the orchids, their colors and sinuous shapes, like the yellow or red bee orchid, the black or blue fly orchid, or the Balearic orchid, which is a curious endemic species.

These are some of the flowers that bring Menorca to life in spring, and like everything else, each facet of the island and its season has its followers and detractors. But honestly, the Menorca Discovery team loves Menorca always, in each of its cycles, drier, wetter, grayer, or more alive. We are enamored with every aspect of Menorca, and each season has its particularity and charm. You just have to know how to observe it, feel it, and enjoy it.


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