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Bird watching at the golf course near Stuttgart

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Bird watching at the golf course near Stuttgart

After the tiring days during the CMT in Stuttgart, our hosts Heidi and Rainer were able to surprise us once more when they told us about a guided bird watching tour over the local golf course,

Bear tracks in Jablanica Mountains above Lake Ohrid

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Bear tracks in Jablanica Mountains above Lake Ohrid

The Ohrid Lake, as mentioned several times, is one of the oldest lakes in the world and is the last survival of a former ocean that reached the Vienna basin 15 million years ago.

Danube Island of Vienna - Renaturation attracts beavers

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Danube Island of Vienna - Renaturation also attract beavers

We had already reported about the artificial Danube Island, which had been erected several years ago to protect floods in the city of Vienna, in order to create the largest possible floodplains in the case of floods.

Blue and white peacocks in the monastery of Sveti Naum

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Blue and white peacocks in the monastery of Sveti Naum

In parks, public gardens or even in between buildings, as well as at the monastery complex of Sveti Naum, the visitor meets the Blue Peacock, due to their striking appearance, especially the males are regarded as the oldest ornamental birds in the world.

Wild horses on Karadag Mountains in Karaman

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Wild horses on Karadag Mountains in Karaman province

We were very surprised to hear of some herds of wild horses when we were on a tour at Mount Karadag, one of the three volcanic mountains that had once contributed to the formation of Cappadocia.

Pelicans at the Lake Kerkini in the Serres region

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Pelicans at the Lake Kerkini in the Serres region

At Lake Vistonida we had already noticed the diversity of present water-birds, what we now deepened during the orbiting of Lake Kerkini. In addition to the large groups of the gray geese, the pelicans, fishing on the lake, were once again attracting us.

Scorpion - what, if it finds new home on your private balcony?

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Scorpion - what, if it finds new home on your private balcony?

Wildlife on the balcony - the surprise of finding an alive scorpion was splitting our mind about wildlife, because a scorpion on the balcony, despite all the love for nature, is it that what you really want?

Modern way of animal and plant identification

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Modern way of animal and plant identification

Every now and then, we meet with our friend Robert, who is always responsible for surprising activities in Vienna and Brunn am Gebirge, which should be of use to the general public, especially the youth, even if his activities are not immediately recognized.

Meeting an active squirrel at the Castle in Ohrid

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Meeting an active squirrel at the Castle in Ohrid

Slowly more signs of appearing autumn are noticeable, even at Lake Ohrid, with heavy rain showers, which already have increased the level of the lake quite a lot, the now multicolored forests seem to disappear in the clouds.

Puzta cattle and the Natural Park Zasavica

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Puzta cattle and the Natural Park Zasavica

Serbia only is about five times the size of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, but different vegetation zones, animal worlds and cultures meet in this country. Many Serbs still live in a deeply connected relationship with their own nature.

Mediterranean gulls following ferry - observation at Perea

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Mediterranean gulls - observation during ferry trip from Perea

Everyone knows about their biological association, as well might remember about a special experience with the huge birds to report about which others will not describe as unusual.

Silk Moth- oviposition on a Merlot wine bottle

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Silk Moth- oviposition on a Merlot wine bottle

After another long hike through the mountains of Galicica National Park on Lake Ohrid, Sven had invited us for an evening barbeque, which we gladly accepted.

Stray Animals on the streets in Turkey

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Stray Animals in Turkey

When visiting Turkey don’t be surprised by the large number of cats and dogs you will notice in the streets of the cities. If you find a kind of earring in their ear means they have been checked by official professionals so they are in good health condition and have been vaccinated against rabies.

Young swallows in the nest - shouting we're hungry!

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Young swallows in the nest - shouting we're hungry!

Swallows live, apart from Antarctica, on every continent, like these ones from Lake Skutari / Albania, so they are really nothing special one would like to say.

Author Werner Koschan - Le Charlot

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Werner Koschan - Le Charlot

In the eyes of ordinary people, our garden may look unusual - you will find neither lawn nor rosebushes nor garden gnomes. Instead, sparrows land on the table begging for crumbs. A wren once got lost and landed on my shoulder taking time to rest.

Chameleon at Oymapinar Dam - Manavgat

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Chameleon at Oymapinar Dam - Manavgat

To find and photograph some of the ancient ruins along the road from Manavgat to Side was our aim, when we notice a Chameleon trying to pass the road. Thanks to their typical movement of walking, which does not really show too much of effect of reaching other side of the road, we quickly stopped for help.

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