Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mugwa


The next section of the Kom-Emine trail was to cross the Great Balkan National Park which started roughly at the Momina Poljana hut below the Paskal mountain. This is when the weather started to change and we had a day … Continue reading

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Onwards towards the Great Balkan National Park


Oh yes, things come in threes don’t they?! After the raspberry farm  I took a tumble from the horse (as I found out his name was Lesco); apparently pigeons can tear his heart out so he jumped five yards sideways … Continue reading

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The Great Balkan Trail: Kom to Emine


Fancied a ‘walkabout’ so decided to go to Bulgaria to traverse the Great Balkan mountains from West to East. Not so sure I’ll finish it as it needs twenty one days (weather permitting) and I only have seventeen. Didn’t factor … Continue reading

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Hoverflies and one Butterfly


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
This blog is primarily concerned with hoverflies but with the arrival of the  migrant Clouded Yellow Butterfly on the 8th August I thought I should record it here. Clouded…

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Palinka time


The last few days of our trip to Romania were just as entertaining- we took the time to see the man who made rakes again as we had ordered some rake heads to take home ( the most exquisite design I … Continue reading

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A bear behind


Can’t remember the name of the town but it was at the bottom of Gyimes valley and as it was Sunday when everyone goes to market, so did we (but not in a horse and cart, at least they got … Continue reading

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The nag’s abode and the lazy dog


For the last few weeks the weather has been somewhat unsettled and the meadows that could only be cut after the 15th of July still had to be mown. So, with a more settled period forecast, Albert set off in … Continue reading

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Silver Washed Again


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
Having said the Silver Washed Fritillary butterfly is scarce on Wimpole Estate, I saw them again for the third day in a row and all in different places a…

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Alone in heaven with the Queen


Well, we were in for a treat the next day as Laszlo Demeter (oh no Harry Potter comes to mind! Where were we going? 😉 ), an eminent plant biologist, took us to one of his hay meadows in the … Continue reading

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Thirty acres mown in five hours- result!


So, after three days it was up the mountain to mow a meadow ( actually about 30 acres).  Seriously, we mowed 30 acres in about five hours- not bad at all considering we were supposed to get up at five … Continue reading

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