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Friday, December 23, 2016

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 12.2016.


I visited the Tócó Valley Natura 2000 site in Debrecen and Debrecen-Józsa after the first considerable snowfall of the year. Location: Debrecen. Date: 17-23.12.2016.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

South Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 09-11.2016.


Some photos I took of animals and plants in Nyírábrány and some other parts of the South Nyírség Region in autumn 2016. Location: South Nyírség. Date: 09-11.2016.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Bükk Gebirge, Ungarn) (Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 10.2016.


We visited the montane beech forests of the Bükk Plateau (in the Bükk National Park) in northeast Hungary in early October. Location: Bükk Plateau. Date: 06-08.10.2016.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mire of Álmosd, Hungary (Moor von Álmosd, Ungarn) (Álmosdi Daru-láp, Magyarország) 08-09.2016.


The wet meadows of the Daru Mire of Álmosd in the southernmost part of the Nyírség Region are remnants of the postglacial period, when former river valleys were closed by sand dunes. It has many relict plants of cooler eras. It is located next to the even wetter Mire of Kokad and both are parts of the Kék Kálló Valley Natura 2000 area. Location: Mire of Álmosd. Date: 08-09.2015.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Greater Boston, USA (Boston und Umgebung, USA) (Boston és környéke, USA) 05.2016.


I've spent the month of May 2016 in Cambridge, MA. Occasionally, I had my camera with me and took photos of the surprisingly diverse local wildlife in the Greater Boston area. Location: Greater Boston. Date: 01-31.05.2016.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Middlesex Fells Reservation, USA II. (Middlesex Fells Reservat, USA II.) (Middlesex Fells Rezervátum, USA II.) 05.2016.


The Middlesex Fells is a forest of 3,400 acres just north of Boston, protected since 1894. The Fells are an upland with narrow north–south ridges and valleys, vulcanic bedrock, glacial kettle ponds and water reservoirs. Despite being on the edge of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, its flora is remarkable, with Rich Mesic Forests, Rocky Summits, Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Communities, Vernal Pools, etc. The area is one of the few surviving sites of the Boston Basin Ecoregion. For the second time, I visited the Oakldale Park, the eastern Cross Fells Trail, and the Virginia Wood Trail in late May. Location: Middlesex Fells. Date: 28.05.2016.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Blue Hills Reservation, USA (Blue Hills Reservat, USA) (Blue Hills Rezervátum, USA) 05.2016.


I went on a cycling tour to visit the Blue Hills Reservation and the Ponkapoag Bog south of Boston. The whole area is a popular tourist destination but preserved a remarkable biodiversity in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Ferns were especially diverse. Location: Blue Hills Reservation. Date: 22.05.2016.

Ponkapoag Bog, USA (Ponkapoag Moor, USA) (Ponkapoag-láp, USA) 05.2016.


I went on a cycling tour to visit the Blue Hills Reservation and the Ponkapoag Bog south of Boston. The bog is famous for its red cedars the carnivorous plants. The whole area is a popular tourist destination but preserved a remarkable biodiversity in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Location: Blue Hills Reservation. Date: 22.05.2016.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Middlesex Fells Reservation, USA I. (Middlesex Fells Reservat, USA I.) (Middlesex Fells Rezervátum, USA I.) 05.2016.


The Middlesex Fells is a forest of 3,400 acres just north of Boston, protected since 1894. The Fells are an upland with narrow north–south ridges and valleys, vulcanic bedrock, glacial kettle ponds and water reservoirs. Despite being on the edge of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, its flora is remarkable, with Rich Mesic Forests, Rocky Summits, Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Communities, Vernal Pools, etc. The area is one of the few surviving sites of the Boston Basin Ecoregion. For the first time, I visited the Wrights Pond, Spot Pond and the Skyline Trail near the North Reservoir in mid-May. Location: Middlesex Fells. Date: 21.05.2016.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cape Cod, USA (Cape Cod, USA) (Cape Cod, USA) 05.2016.


We visited the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts in May and found diverse plant, animal and fungal communities in the forests and marshes. Location: Provincetown and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Date: 07-08.05.2016.

Atlantic Ocean at Cape Cod, USA (Atlantischer Ozean bei Cape Cod, USA) (Atlanti-óceán Cape Cod-nál, USA) 05.2016.


We visited the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts in May to photograph the annual spawning of the horseshoe crabs, ancient-looking members of the Merostomata class. We had a beautiful sight at the ocean and came across many interesting species. Location: Provincetown and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Date: 07-08.05.2016.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary (Tokaj-Hegyalja, Ungarn) (Tokaj-Hegyalja, Magyarország) 04.2016.


I took a short trip in April to the Tokaj-Hegyalja Region in the southern part of the Zemplén Mountains. Location: Tokaj and Szerencs. Date: 17.04.2016.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nyírábrány, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 04.2016.


Early this April, I was lucky to find Green-Winged Orchids, along with some other plants and arthropods on the Teleki Pasture (Natura 2000) in Nyírábrány, South Nyírség Region. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 14.04.2016.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bagamér, Hungary (Bagamér, Ungarn) (Bagamér, Magyarország) 03.2016.


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: 05-27.03.2016.