East view of the Lake
Lake Stymphalia (Greek: Λίμνη Στυμφαλία - pron. "Límnē Stymphalía") is located in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnese, in Corinthia, southern Greece. It is a Wetlands area, a popular farming area. Usually this area around the lake is fairly dry underfoot. In certain weather conditions thousands of small green frogs hide in the damp grass from the aquatic snakes. These frogs are invisible in the grass until you almost step on them, at which they jump out of the way, usually landing on another frog which also jumps. The effect is of ripples of frogs travelling outwards with every step. The area is rich in birds, amphibians and plant life. Other wildlife, such as weasels, can also be seen.
- "BirdLife IBA Factsheet: GR117 Lake Stymphalia", BirdLife International 2005 BirdLife's online World Bird Database: the site for bird conservation. Version 2.0. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International, 2005, retrieved 2007-04-04
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