We visited the Körös-ér Landscape Protection Area in Southern Hungary. This region protects the remnants of the loess and sand meadows between the Danube and Tisza rivers. The pasture in Bácsborista has a large population of the strictly protected Sand Colchicum that flowers in the autumn. Location: Kelebia. Date: 14.09.2019.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
On the first day of the year I visited the Álló-hegy Natura 2000 site near Debrecen and its relict Euro-Siberian steppic oak woods. Location: Debrecen-Haláp. Date: 01.01.2019.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Most of the isolated remaining natural landscapes of the South Nyírség Region are integrated into the Hajdúság Landscape Protection Area. Here, on the north-eastern part of the Great Hungarian Plain, a slight depression may be called a valley, and small elevations are referred to as hills. Hence the names of some protected areas: Valley of the Kék-Kálló, or Daru Hills of Bagamér, parst of the Natura 2000 Network. Pannonic sand steppes, sand dunes, Molinia meadows, and lowland hay meadows sustain a remarkable biodiversity here. I visited Bagamér in spring, when the rare endemic Hungarian Pasque Flowers are in blossom. Place: Bagamér. Date: 31.03.-02.04.2018.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Eastern Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Östliches Bükk-Gebirge, Ungarn) (Keleti Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 03.2018.
Monday, January 1, 2018
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Hortobágy National Park, Hungary (Hortobágyi-Nationalpark, Ungarn) (Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park, Magyarország) 10.2017.
We visited the Hortobágy National Park in late autumn and found a diverse invertebrate life in puddles. I took photos of these using an improvised aquarium. The local Hortobágy Wild Animal Park also offered an opportunity to see some members of the once-abundant megafauna of the Great Hungarian Plain. Along with other mammals, Przewalski's horses and Heck-cattle are kept here under semi-wild conditions. The Heck-cattle are part of an ongoing program to "breed back" domestic cattle to resemble their extinct ancestral form, the auroch. Location: Hortobágy. Date: 22.10.2017.