Bugs, butterflies, dragonflies, cicadas and other insects
Corfu is full of bugs, beautiful bugs! If you take the time to stop and look at flowers and bushes while you are walking on Corfu, you will discover a whole world full of colourful insects. There are insects active throughout the year, but the spring is of course their favourite season!
Starting in February, the first butterflies start filling the air with colour, to match the carpet of wild flowers. The almond and mimosa trees are one of the first to blossom and gather all kinds of flying insects. During the spring, from March through April and May, the island is full of wild flowers, blossoming trees and blooming bushes, each and every one of them hosting a variety of bugs of all shapes and colours. Beetles, grasshoppers, more than a hundred different kinds of butterflies, every field is bustling with crawling and humming life.
Of course there are bees and bumblebees, happily jumping from flower to flower, ensuring that every one of them is properly pollinated and can survive to next year… Many of the bees are kept by locals making a unique kind of honey.