Flora in the North-West and North of Gallargues-le-Montueux in spring 2023, 10 months after the fire
In and around the burnt areas, the fire destroyed the flora ecosystem.
This article and the video should have appeared more than 2 weeks ago but structural reasons have delayed its publication.
Plant species and insects 10 months after the fire in the summer of 2022, in Gallargues-le-Montueux, on the banks of the Vidourle and cabassu pine forest.
The alluvial plain of Gallargues-le-Montueux, ravaged by the fire, is gradually coming back to life. But some plant species such as milk thistle or euphorbia invade the soil. Fortunately, the bees of a few passionate beekeepers allow melliferous species such as the viperine to develop. This cousin of borage is much sought after by butterflies, bees and bumblebees.
On the lower hills where the fire was most violent, the calcareous soil of the burned Aleppo pine forests remains very dry and nothing seems to be growing properly.
On the hill of cabassu near the village, the fire was stopped, in extremis, by the firefighters on the ground and the many Canadians. Nature has not been affected but pollinating insects, bees, butterflies or bumblebees seem to have disappeared. In the state, this portends a significant decrease in the biodiversity of these hills in the years to come.