As the snows melt, colour and life return once again to the National Park.
During the month of May there can still be heavy falls of snow within the National Park, and it is not unusual for large avalanches to descend.
By the end of May trails in the lower and sunnier parts of the Park become accessible. Trails in the higher areas remain under snow, and are generally only passable towards the end of June. This is a quiet time of year, and a good moment for observing the Park’s wild life. The birds in particular are especially active at this time of year.
A large number of Alpine flowers bloom from mid-June onwards.
Walking through the mountain pine forests, the heady perfume of striated mezereon (Daphne striata) fills the air. From the beginning of June the masses of pink-flowered spring heath (Erica carnea) are a dominant feature in the forests of the National Park.
Spring is an excellent moment for observing wildlife. Dependent on fresh food after a long winter, game animals seek out the first patches of green in the lower lying areas. They can be observed without difficulty.
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