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The best season to visit Slovenia
Slovenia has pleasantly warm summers and sometimes cold winters with lots of snow. The changing of the seasons can be sudden and in spring, there is an explosion of life. What is the best season to see birds, flowers or amphibians, or to do a hiking tour? 
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Lacerta cf viridis - undescribed species
If you believe that the reptiles and amphibian species of central Europe are well known, think again … Here, I present a tentative species list, as a basis for discussion.
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Why Slovenia should be your next wildlife holiday destination
Slovenia has an exceptionally rich nature, with influences from the Alps, the Pannonian plain, the Dinaric mountain range, the Mediterranean sea and the North Italian plain. You can see all of this on day trips, based at single accommodation.
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Slovenian Primaeval forest
Primaeval forest once covered most of Europe. This is the ultimate landscape without humans. Do nothing, and, after a succession of different vegetation types, eventually, an entirely natural forest will grow. Nearly any other landscape is to a certain extent man-made.
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The big bad wolves by Paul Veenvliet
Our little son (age four) asked if I could read Little red riding hood as a bedtime story. So I did, but halfway, the story got a little twist. This is what happens when a biologist tells a fairytale …
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Close to the city of Nova Gorica, at the Italian border, you find Panovec Forest. Slovenians will consider this a city park, but it is a surprisingly natural area. In early spring, many plants flower here.      
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Iberolacerta horvathi, Horvaths' Rock Lizard
I have always been interested in animals which others tend to overlook. Brown, small, and hard to find: I love them. This is a true story about a lizard which is indeed brown, small and hard to find, and how I found not just one, but an entire undiscovered population of them. Well, that still...
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Shovellers at Škocjan bay in Slovenia
Many birds, birdwatching hides, a big birdwatching tower and hot coffee: Škocjan bay in Slovenia has everything a birder wants and more. 
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Under your feet, there are eleven thousand caves in Slovenia!
Slovenia has a beautiful and attractive landscape, with mountains, lakes and rivers. But do you know about the other world, which is right below your feet? In Slovenia, there are over thirteen thousand caves and almost daily, additional caves are being discovered!
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