Lachay, a national protected area wich doesnt deserve to be forgotten

Lomas de Lachay Travel Blog

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Why Lachay does own so many differents diversity of species?? Because Lachay has 3 types of altitudinal zones  It goes from 300 mt over the sea until over 700 mts.

Best time to watch the wildlife is in the early morning and at late in the afternoons. If you walk on silence you will have more choise to find and see them.  If you saw my pics, do not pretend to see all of them. Yeah I had Luck!!!

Why does this place turn green between sept and oct... where the water come from??? Well I am so affraid to tell that the normal water provier is almost gone, and the fog plays a fundamental role regaredin the vegetation.  Talking about vegetation there are more then 146 species..... If you want to look for the most important one ask for the Flor de Amancaes.

.. nowadays it is an endemic flower from the peruvian coast´s hills...

Before I forget, (this is a note for the birdwatchers there are more then 65 species over there... and get this, they are not sure but bet there are more waiting for you to be registered and discovered :D Why??? there are a alot of migratory species which arrives from different parts of the continental between oct and april. Yeah the sad part is that the green season is not the bird season...

If you are a birdwatcher and go there.... ask for the Geosita crassirostris  (thick-billed miner) this is an endemic species...

"quick note: If you have nooo idea was endemic is.... it is about species which are desapearing.. and it should be related to a place.

well this should be the geranogetus melanoleucus..... (black-chested buzzard-eagle)
.. because that means that you can see that weird and unique specie in that place.  If a specie can be watched in many places, then it is not endemic."

Well what about mammal species???? You can find around 13. The common onces are the peruvian deser fox and the chinchilla. The chinchilla is like a gray rabbit with a long tail.

When we talk about reptile species (my favourite) there are  9 + yeah I wrote + , I mean 9 and...... what Keri descovered!!!! YAY hey I did a contribution... I took a pic of a snake who wasnt registered.... clap clap clap to KERI... wELL DONE... yeah as you can see I am more then exciting!!!!!  Last time I was over there I found 2 differents kind of snakes... I had luck again....

Ok Ok This is not my favourite part.

This was my gift.... the first time this snake was taken on a pic :D
.. do not forget about the insects......ok ok I dont know how many species are over there but there are A LOT !!!!!!! I like one beetle, it is black when it is young, and then can fly once it grows up... yeah a total metamorphosis...

Las Lomas the Lachay is a 5.070 ha , go there and get fun !!!!

oh oh oh this is the best part. If you think you can only go one day and must come back at the end of the day, you are wrong!!!! there are places where people can camping... I never have done it but think about doing that one of this days.... If you decide to go over there you might hear all the recomendation, and in rainning or foggy season do not camp over the grass!!!! you can say hey it is more soft and confortable... well if you decide to go that then do not cry if you wake up in the middle of a lagoon.... remember Fog provies water, that means that a lot !!!!!

Bad news, you might go there with food and drinks. There are noooo shops, no food, not drink on sale. For camping you can find banks, grills, and be carefull to use that.

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well this should be the geranogetu…
well this should be the geranoget…
This was my gift.... the first tim…
This was my gift.... the first ti…
Amancaes growing up....
Amancaes growing up....
The entrance
The entrance
The fog catchers are on the top of…
The fog catchers are on the top o…
Camping zone
Camping zone
This is a bothrops pictus... of co…
This is a bothrops pictus... of c…
Ohh this is a young beetle, once i…
Ohh this is a young beetle, once …
Does anyone wants scargot??? lol
Does anyone wants scargot??? lol
ok this is ..... ok I remember... …
ok this is ..... ok I remember...…
This is wildtomatoe flower
This is wildtomatoe flower
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Huarango
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photo by: kerisina