The Naturalist on Chios, Greece.

Mike Taylor , Liverpool Museum.


I would like to thank Michaeli and Maria Voulamandis and their family, hosts to my wife and I on our first visit to Chios in 1992, and for their continuing great help and friendship.

I would like to thank my colleagues in Liverpool Museum and in other institutions in the U.K. and overseas for their help in the invertebrate biodiversity study.

I would like to thank Iannis Choremi for much help and encouragement in my investigations into Chios natural history and for some of the information on Marine Life, Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals for this booklet.

I would also like to thank Pandelis Saliaris for guiding me through the intricacies of orchid identification and for showing me these plants and their habitats on Chios. He also provided information on other aspects of Chios botany, some of which has been included in this booklet.

I would also like to thank Theo and Maria Chaviara and Giorgos Mizetziz, and my wife Tina, companions in many wildlife explorations in a beautiful island. The more I am shown new hidden and secret places on Chios, the more I realise how much more there is to be discovered and enjoyed.


© M.J.Taylor 2003. - email: mike.taylor(at) 

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