Ibex, chamois, deer, roe deer, wild boar…Numerous species take advantage of the ideal environment offered by the generous nature of Saint-Gervais. With its varied, well-maintained forests, species such as red deer, roe deer and wild boar find it an ideal environment in which to feed, shelter and reproduce.
As for chamois and ibex, they prefer theopen, craggy mountain environments, where their talent for acrobatics on the peaks can be fully expressed, between rocky bars and steep slopes.
The mountains and alpine pastures of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc are brimming with mountain flowers and plant species perfectly adapted to this extreme environment. From particularly snowy, harsh winters to sunny summers punctuated by thunderstorms, the local flora, diverse as it is, is unanimously in tune with its environment!
Whether it’s for the tiny crocus, the first flowers to cover the alpine meadows still dotted with snow during spring, or for the sprigs of génépi, firmly clinging to the rocky ledges alongside the glaciers of Miage or Bionnassay, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc has an ideal place to set off and discover its abundant and surprising mountain flora!
Discreet, but very much present in our mountains, several species of Galliformes live side by side and share the different alpine floors of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, from the rhododendron and bilberry-covered ski slopes to the hanging rocks on the Bionnassay moraines, via the valley’s dense, damp forests. This rich and varied mountain environment is home to the black grouse, the rock ptarmigan, the Bartavelle partridge and the hazel grouse.