Sunday, November 1, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Some photos, mainly fungi from the Nagyerdő forest (a Natura 2000 site with Eurosiberian Steppic Oak Woods) in the city of Debrecen. Location: Debrecen. Date: 10.2015.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
In October 2015 I visited the Bükk Mts. to collect some leaf litter material to photograph the tiny invertebrates that live under the fallen leaves. I managed to find a very high diversity of invertebrates in terms of species and also higher taxnomic categories. Location: Ómassa and Mályinka. Date: 24.10.2015.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
I visited the Tócó Valley Natura 2000 site in Debrecen and Debrecen-Józsa in June. A population of Woolly Foxgloves was once found here, now it only survives in the botanic garen of the University of Debrecen. Location: Debrecen. Date: 13.06.2015.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Nyírábrány in the South Nyírség Region is renowned for its relict birch moors, alkaline fens and lowland hay meadows, especially at the Keszler-tag Birch Moor and the Káposztás-lapos Meadow, parts of the Natura 2000 network. In summer, one can find here the Sheep's Bit Scabious and the European White Helleborine, relict species that are more common in mountainous areas. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 10.06.2015.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Nyírábrány in the South Nyírség Region is renowned for its relict birch moors, alkaline fens and lowland hay meadows, especially at the Keszler-tag Birch Moor and the Káposztás-lapos Meadow, parts of the Natura 2000 network. In late spring, one can find here the Brook Thistle, the Fibrous Tussock-Sedge, the White Helleborine or the Bay Willow, relict species that are more common in mountainous areas and in Northern Europe. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 01-31.05.2015.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Daru Mire of Kokad in the southernmost part of the Nyírség Region is a remnant 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 wet meadows of the Mire of Álmosd and both are parts of the Kék Kálló Valley Natura 2000 area. Location: Mire of Kokad. Date: 09.05.2015.
I visited the Jónás-rész protected area near Vámospércs, part of a Natura 2000 site in the South Nyírség region in May. This area has Pannonic sand steppes, lowland hay meadows, alkaline fens, and riparian mixed forests (Ulmenion minoris) with some remarkable cold climate relict plants, such as the Buxbaum's Sedge and the Globeflower. May is the best season to find the many orchids of the area. Location: Vámospércs and Nyíracsád. Date: 09.05.2015.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
In April I visited the lowland hay meadows and alkaline fens of the Teleki Pasture and the ash-dominated riparian mixed forests of the Kis-Mogyorós Forest, Natura 2000 sites in Nyírábrány, South Nyírség Region. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 26-28.04.2015.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
We visited the Natura 2000 area of the Monostorpályi Pasture in the South Nyírség, a part of the Hajdúság Landscape Protection Area in April. This place has characteristic Pannonic sand steppes and Euro-Siberian steppic woods with oaks, and famous for its ground squirrel population. Location: Monostorpályi. Date: 25.04.2015.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
We travelled to Márokpapi, a small village in the Bereg Plain in East Hungary, in the Szatmár-Bereg Landscape Protection Area. There is a Natura 2000 site here named Tarpa-Tákos, famous for its rare plant species, including a relict population of the Snake's Head Fritillary. The area's vegetation includes Pannonic woods with sessile oak and hornbeam, Alluvial forests with black alder, and Lowland hay meadows. Location: Márokpapi. Date: 12.04.2015.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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: 21-31.03.2015.