Serra de São Mamede Natural Park
The São Mamede Range rises from the Alentejo region of Portugal, which has a strongly Mediterranean climate. At higher elevations, and particularly on slopes with northern aspects, the climate becomes more oceanic, more similar to that of far northern Portugal.
In comparison with the surrounding region, the orientation and altitude of the range result in cooler temperatures, more frequent occurrences of fog, and orographic lift that produces higher levels of precipitation.
The park's variations in topography support plants from regions of Portugal with both Mediterranean and oceanic climates. Over 800 species of plants are found within the natural park.
- Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede - Geologia, Hidrologia e Clima (Portuguese)
- Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede - Flora (Portuguese)
- Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede - Fauna (Portuguese)