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Friday, December 12, 2014

Lake Balaton, Hungary (Plattensee, Ungarn) (Balaton, Magyarország) 10.2008.


In October 2008 I spent a weekend in Keszthely, a city on the shore of the lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Location: Keszthely. Date: 10.2008.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Northern and Eastern Hungary (Nord- und Ost-Ungarn) (Észak- és Kelet-Magyarország) 2006-2007.


I collected some of my oldest nature photos, taken with a compact camera back in 2006-2007 in Hungary. They mostly show species that I haven't encountered since than or that are otherwise interesting. Location: Northern and Eastern Hungary. Date: 01.2006. - 12.2007.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

High Tatras, Slovakia (Hohe Tatra, Slowakei) (Magas-Tátra, Szlovákia) 08.2013.



In August 2013 we visited the Slovakian part of the beautiful High Tatras which is one of the most famous national parks of Slovakia. The weather was rather dry and the vegetation was already somewhat autumnal. We also visited the botanic garden at Tatranská Lomnica to see some of the botanic highlights of the Tatras - many of these are endemics. Location: High Tatras National Park. Date: 17-20.08.2013.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nyírábrány, Hungary (Nyírábrány, Ungarn) (Nyírábrány, Magyarország) 09-10.2014.


In the autumn I visited the lowland hay meadows and alkaline fens of the Teleki Pasture, the birch moor in Keszler-tag, and the ash-dominated riparian mixed forests of the Kis-Mogyorós Forest, Natura 2000 sites in Nyírábrány, South Nyírség Region. Location: Nyírábrány. Date: 09-10.2015.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Miskolc, Hungary (Miskolc, Ungarn) (Miskolc, Magyarország) 08-10.2014.


In the late summer and autumn of 2014 I visited two tourist destinations in the Bükk Mountains, Lillafüred and Miskolctapolca. Along native ones, at both places I spotted many non-native species. Especially the thermal waters of Miskolctapolca hosted many alien species. Location: Miskolc. Date: 08-09.2014.

Sunday, August 31, 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.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tokaj: Kopasz Mount, Hungary (Tokaj: Kopasz Berg, Ungarn) (Tokaj: Kopasz-hegy, Magyarország) 07.2014.


We went on a hike from Tokaj to Tarcal in the Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape (UNESCO), through the Kopasz Mount in the middle of the summer. Location: Tokaj and Tarcal. Date: 15.07.2014.

Monday, June 30, 2014

High Tatras, Poland (Hohe Tatra, Polen) (Magas-Tátra, Lengyelország) 08.2013.


In August 2013 we spent some days in the High Tatras at the border of Slovakia and Poland. On the Polish side, at a glade called Łysa Polana, the Białka mountain brook provided a great opportunity to photograph the aquatic animal life of the Tatras. Location: Łysa Polana. Date: 19.08.2013.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

South Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 04-05.2014.



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 Jónás-rész Pasture, the Teleki Pasture, the Kis-Mogyorós Forest, the Káposztás-Plain and the small Keszler-tag Birch Moor in spring. Meadow-steppes, sand dunes, moors and old-growth forests sustain a remarkable biodiversity here. In the spring of 2014, I mainly focused on the characteristic and common plants of these places. Place: Vámospércs, Nyírábrány and Bagamér. Date: 04-05.2014.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 04-05.2014.


I photographed mostly common plant species and some insects in the spring of 2014 in Debrecen. Location: Debrecen. Date: 04-05.2014.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

South Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 02.2014.


In February, we took a trip to the South Nyírség region in Hungary, near the Romanian border to photograph early spring flowers and amphibians. The places we visited are managed by the Hajdúság Landscape Protection Area. Location: Soth-Nyírség. Date: 23.02.2014.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Majona and the South, La Gomera (Majona und der Süden, La Gomera) (Majona és a déli részek, La Gomera) 03.2013.


On our way back from La Gomera, we shortly visited the southern part of the island and the Majona Nature Park. This island is only 24 km wide but it has an unusually high variety of landscapes and also many protected areas. Location: La Gomera. Date: 25.03.2013.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera (Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera) (Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera) 03.2013.


At the western cost of La Gomera lies the valley named Valle Gran Rey with its deep ravines and steep cliffs. This staggering landscape is a protected area under the name Parque Rural de Valle de Gran Rey. Location: Valle Gran Rey. Date: 24.03.2013.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Garajonay National Park, La Gomera (Nationalpark Garajonay, La Gomera) (Garajonay Nemzeti Park, La Gomera) 03.2013.




We took a short trip to La Gomera starting from Tenerife in March 2013. This small island is the greenest of the Canary Islands. Its lush laurisilva forest is called Garajonay, also a national park and part of the World Heritage. Location: Garajonay National Park. Date: 24-25.03.2013.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Debrecen, Hungary (Debrecen, Ungarn) (Debrecen, Magyarország) 11.2013.


In November 2013 I found some interesting arthropods in the city of Debrecen. Some of them were encountered in the palm house in the Botanic Garden of the University of Debrecen: these are peculiar tropical neozoons. Location: Debrecen. Date: 11.2013.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tropical houses in Vienna, Austria (Tropenhäuser in Wien, Österreich) (Trópusi házak Bécsben, Ausztria) 03.2012.


In Vienna I visited the Palm House of Schönbrunn and the Haus des Meeres, where I searched for pests and other accidentally introduced animals - some of which have tropical origins. Location: Vienna. Date: 03.2012.