Sunday, August 31, 2014

South Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 06-08.2014.

Most of the isolated remaining natural landscapes of the South Nyírség Region are integrated into the Hajdúság Landscape Protection Area (and partially into the Natura 2000 Network). 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. I visited these places and the Gúti Forest, the Teleki Pasture, the Káposztás-Plain and the small Keszler-tag Birch Moor in summer. Meadow-steppes, sand dunes, moors and old-growth forests sustain a remarkable biodiversity here. Place: Vámospércs, Nyírábrány and Bagamér. Date: 06-08.2014.

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 06-08.2014.

In the summer of 2014 I found many peculiar arthropods and fungi in the city of Debrecen, as well as the recently described orchid named Tallos' Helleborine. Location: Debrecen. Date: 06-08.2014.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Buda Hills, Hungary (Budauer Berge, Ungarn) (Budai-hegység, Magyarország) 08.2014.

We travelled to Budapest and Budaörs, also visiting the Sas-hegy Nature Protection Area in the heart of Buda. Even today, this area is inhabited by several rare and occasionally endemic species. Place: Budapest, Budaörs. Date: 14-15.08.2014.