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Tour Anecdotes
A dog in Taiwan
In November 2018, I visited the Asian Bird Fair in Chiayi, Taiwan. Afterwards, I spend two days in the mountains near Fenqihu, which is a small town along the Forest Railroad to Alishan. One of these days, I met a lovely local dog. Here is the story of that day:
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Asian Bird Fair Jingshan
The Asian Bird Fair is an annual meeting where Bird- and Nature conservation organisations, as well as organisers of ecotours, meet. Starting in 2010, it is held in a different place each year. The event has steadily gained in interest and now hosts representatives of 29 counties and 40 organisations. European organisations, and actually also...
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Forest in the Javorniki mountain ridge in Slovenia
After seeing several unremarkable forest reserves, I came to this place. Hidden in the Javorniki mountain range is a patch of forest which really differs.
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Dark hellebore, Helleburus atrorubens
Spring flowers do their best to stand out against the dark forest floor. They have brilliantly bright colours, a true pleasure for the eye and an eye-catcher for early spring insects. But among them, there is one which is not bright coloured at all. Perhaps because of its unique dark violet-black colour, Helleborus atrorubens is one...
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Primrose in Slovenia
In inner Carniola, nowadays known as the Notranjska region in Slovenia, it is still winter. Closer to the coast, however, spring advances. There, Snowdrops and Crocuses are already at the end of flowering. Time to go back and see what happens next, and to briefly escape winter at the same time. So, here is a...
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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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Poplar Admiral butterfly blog post
While we got into our van, I noticed a big, dark butterfly sailing from the treetops towards the forest edge. This became the highlight of our Butterfly Tour!
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Slovenia is a small country, so you are always near one border or another. Mostly, you can just drive through, but one day …
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Some people feel good when they are exercising, some others while they play music. For me, it has much to do with being curious about some animal or plant. Like this time, when I was curious about little fish called mudminnows.
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