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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

South-Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 06.2013.


We took a short trip last weekend to the southwestern part of the Nyírség, a region of the Great Hungarian Plain, where it borders the Hajdúság Region. We visited a partially flooded meadow to take photos of the Marsh Helleborine orchids.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sardinia: Province of Sassari I. (Sardinien: Provinz Sassari I.) (Szardínia: Sassari povincia I.) 04.2013.


In the end of April, we travelled to the beautiful island of Sardinia with a group of arachnology-enthusiasts. We stayed in the province of Sassari in the North-West of the island on the kind invitation of Salvatore Canu and visited numerous places and many different habitats. On the first day, we took a short trip to Monte Forte. The whole Sardinian trip report of the german Spinnen-Forum can be found here.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tisza Blooming, Hungary (Theißblüte, Ungarn) (Tiszavirágzás, Magyarország) 06.2013.


Last weekend I traveled to Tokaj in North-East Hungary to the confluence of the rivers Bodrog and Tisza to photograph a famous natural phenomenon, the swarming of Tisza Mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) also called the 'Blooming of the Tisza'. Every year, the swarming period lasts only 2 or 3 days and each swarming is only some hours long in the late afternoon. But near Tokaj, there are two swarmings each year, as the shallower Bodrog river becomes warm sooner than the Tisza, resulting in an earlier swarm of its mayfly population. I took photos during the second day of the swarming at the Bodrog.