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In the north of the Vienne 'département' (administrative region), there is a limestone plain cut through with deep valleys and scenery consisting of fields, moorland, and meadows.
Around Montmorillon, the cleared heathland is home to geese raised for their skin and down.
Flocks of Charmoise sheep also continue to be raised in the remaining heathland.
In the broad-leaved forests, marshland, peat bogs, and moors of Charente, nearly 1,400 different plant species thrive, including 45 species of wild orchids.
134 species of nesting birds have also been counted, including short-toed eagles, common sandpipers, and Dartford warblers.
Etruscan shrews, red deer, and European mink are among the 60 species of mammal that have been spotted.

  • Animals, minerals, and plants , France
    Animals, minerals, and plants
    © Michael Lane / 123RF
  • Animals, minerals, and plants , France
    Animals, minerals, and plants
    © Chatchawan Puangcharoen / 123RF
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