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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.