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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Eastern Bükk Mountains II., Hungary (Östliches Bükk-Gebirge II., Ungarn) (Keleti Bükk-hegység II., Magyarország) 03.2016.

In March I visited the steep, calcareous Kőszál-Slope near Bükkszentlászló and the Bánles-Hill in the Eastern Bükk Mountains. The local blue grass or blue fescue dominated rocky grassland communities (so-called Diantho-Seslerietum and Campanulo-Festucetum pallentis), and slope steppes (Pulsatillo-Festucetum sulcatae) sustain a high diversity of plant life, among others the Bükk Blue Grass, an endemic subspecies. Location: Miskolc. Date: 03.2017.

Eastern Bükk Mountains I., Hungary (Östliches Bükk-Gebirge I., Ungarn) (Keleti Bükk-hegység I., Magyarország) 03.2016.

In March I visited the beech forests around Bükkszentlászló in the Eastern Bükk Mountains to photograph the early spring flora. Location: Bükkszentlászló. Date: 03.2017.