Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Wildlife: Fire-bellied Toad

The Fire-bellied Toad Bombina bombina is a common little amphibian in wetlands across much of lowland Central and Eastern Europe. 

Monday, 20 June 2011

Destinations: Velebit Nature Park - Croatia

The Velebit Nature Park covers a rugged area of the southern Velebit Mountains in Dalmatia. There are gorges, clear rivers, scrubby hillsides and patches of woodland. In summer there is a rich range of butterflies, a selection of reptiles and some endemic sub-Alpine plants. It is a great region for walking.     

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Wildlife: European Serin

European Serin Serinus serinus is a common but charming little bird found throughout southern Europe in spring and summer. It is a mainland relative of the Canary that is found on some Atlantic Islands.