disturbing and fascinating similarities

Art photographer, Flora Borsi questions our link with the animal world in a series of photos ” Animeyed II “. To do this, she skilfully combines different make-up and hairstyle techniques, thanks to numerous digital retouching. By associating herself with one of these animals in each of her photos, which requires between 15 and 20 … Read more

disturbing and fascinating similarities

Art photographer, Flora Borsi questions our link with the animal world in a series of photos ” Animeyed II “. To do this, she skilfully combines different make-up and hairstyle techniques, thanks to numerous digital retouching. By associating herself with one of these animals in each of her photos, which requires between 15 and 20 … Read more

And if you help scientists protect the speleomante, this amphibian found only in our region

At first glance, it may look like a small salamander. But his little name to him is the speleomante of Strinati (also called Strinati’s Spelerpes). It measures between 8 and 13 cm, its skin is smooth and shiny, its back brown-black with irregular yellowish, green-yellow, coppery or pale brown markings. Its small legs are accompanied … Read more

They would be 6,000 individuals, what we know about this small rodent with a fierce appetite that invaded Juan-les-Pins

Pallas’s squirrel, alias Korean rat or even red-bellied squirrel… How is this unrestrained rodent doing today, declared an invasive species several decades ago and which is regularly encountered, particularly in the pine forest of Juan-les – Pins? The Coronavirus pandemic and the appearance of other resistant insects and bacteria for plants has pushed the small … Read more

Invasive, stinging and threatening: what is this “electric ant” that has invaded the Var?

It is in the south of France, in Toulon, that Wasmannia auropunctata, “electric ant” we “little fire ant”native to South America, was identified by an ant enthusiast in a gated residence by the sea. Until now, this species native to South America had only been revealed once in Europe, in the region of Malaga in … Read more

In this shelter in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, dogs in need of a new home

In recent weeks, space has become scarce on this site which welcomes stray dogs from twenty-eight municipalities in the East-Var. “There is a drop in adoptions at the moment, observes Thierry Calvet, manager of the Roquebrunois reception site. I no longer know where to put the dogs. The refuge is overloaded, becoming a de facto … Read more

The Var Prefecture calls on the people of Var to report the presence of “electric ants” which have already invaded 5,000 square meters in Toulon

The authorities are worried about “local biodiversity”. The electric ant, an invasive species was discovered in Toulon last October. The electric ant, a small orange-yellow ant of about 1.5 mm, is one of the 3 most invasive ants in the world. “This species is extremely invasive and very worrying for the local Varoise biodiversity”write the … Read more