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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nyírábrány, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 09-11.2015.



From September to November 2015 I regularly visited two protected areas near Nyírábrány: the places called Káposztás-lapos and Teleki-legelő. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 09-11.2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 10.2015.


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

Bükk Mts., Hungary (Bükk Gebirge, Ungarn) (Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 10.2015.


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

Tisza River, Hungary (Theiß, Ungarn) (Tisza, Magyarország) 09.2015.



In September I visited the town of Tokaj and spent some time with photographing the plant and animal life of the river Tisza. Location: Tokaj. Date: 09.09.2015.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hajdúság, Hungary (Hajdúság, Ungarn) (Hajdúság, Magyarország) 06.2015.


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, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 06.2015.


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, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 05.2015. I.


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

Mire of Kokad, Hungary (Moor von Kokad, Ungarn) (Kokadi Daru-láp, Magyarország) 05.2015.



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 areaLocation: Mire of Kokad. Date: 09.05.2015.

Vámospércs, Hungary (Vámospércs, Ungarn) (Vámospércs, Magyarország) 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

Nyírábrány, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 04.2015.


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

Monostorpályi, Hungary (Monostorpályi, Ungarn) (Monostorpályi, Magyarország) 04.2015.


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

Tokaj, Hungary (Tokaj, Ungarn) (Tokaj, Magyarország) 04.2015.


I took a short trip in April to the Tokaj-Hegyalja Region in the southern part of the Zemplén Mountains. Location: Tarcal. Date: 17.04.2015.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bereg Plain, Hungary (Ebene von Bereg, Ungarn) (Beregi-sík, Magyarország) 04.2015.


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

Bükk Mts., Hungary (Bükk Gebirge, Ungarn) (Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 04.2015.


In early April I visited the Eastern part of the Bükk Mts. near the city of Miskolc to photograph the plant life of early spring. Location: Bükkszentlászló, Csanyik and Miskolc-Tapolca. Date: 03-04.04.2015.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vámospércs, Hungary (Vámospércs, Ungarn) (Vámospércs, Magyarország) 03.2015.


I took some photos of plants in the early spring between Vámospércs and Nyírábrány in the South Nyírség Region. Location: Vámospércs. Date: 03.2015.

Bagamér, Hungary (Bagamér, Ungarn) (Bagamér, Magyarország) 03.2015.


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.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Aggtelek Karst, Hungary (Aggteleker Karst, Ungarn) (Aggteleki-karszt, Magyarország) 08-09.2009.


In August and September of 2009 I visited the villages of Aggtelek and Jósvafő in the Aggtelek National Park in North-Hungary. Location: Aggtelek Karst. Date: 08-09.2009.

Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Bükk-Gebirge, Ungarn) (Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 08-10.2008.


During the autumn of 2008 I spent many weekends in the Bükk mountains (in the Bükk National Park) photographing its flora and fauna. Location: Bükk mts. Date: 08-10.2008. 

Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Bükk-Gebirge, Ungarn) (Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 02-07.2008.


During the spring and summer of 2008 I spent many weekends in the Bükk mountains (in the Bükk National Park and on the Avas Hill of the city of Miskolc) photographing its flora and fauna. Location: Bükk mts. Date: 02-07.2008. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Debrecen and Erdőspuszta, Hungary (Debrecen und Erdőspuszta, Ungarn) (Debrecen és Erdőspuszta, Magyarország) 02-03.2015


In and around Debrecen (in the Hajdúság Region of Hungary) I have found some nice herbaceous plant species in the early spring of 2015. Location: Hajdúság. Date: 02-03.2015.

Alder Carr of Létavértes, Hungary (Erlenbruchwald bei Létavértes, Ungarn) (Létavértesi égerláp, Magyarország) 03.2015.


We visited the protected alder carr at Létavértes, South Nyírség Region in early March. This wet habitat has a rich soil fauna. Location: Újléta. Date: 21.03.2015.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bereg Plain, Hungary (Ebene von Bereg, Ungarn) (Beregi-sík, Magyarország) 03.2015.


We travelled to Márokpapi, a small village in the Bereg Plain in East Hungary to catch the flowering of the relict population of Carpathian Crocuses in the local - and also relict - oak-hornbeam forest. Location: Márokpapi. Date: 14.03.2015.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 02-03.2014.


Spring came early in 2014 to East Hungary and I was able to shoot some interesting species in February and March. Location: Debrecen. Date: 02-03.2014.