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Archive for August, 2009

Laurent Geslin - Moldova I

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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My fourth and last mission is taking place in Moldova, a small country between Romania and Ukraine and commonly known as one of the poorest country in Europe. Its president is proud to be the last Communist leader from the ...

Bruno D’Amicis - Western Tatras, Slovakia III

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Spring has finally come to Ticha! The days are much warmer, red deer are everywhere (and unrelenting, blood-sucking midges come also with them…), alpine flowers are blooming and the fresh grass is finally growing where once there was just snow. ...

Bruno D’Amicis - Western Tatras, Slovakia II

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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For the people living in the lowlands of Slovakia there are only two seasons in the Tatra mountains: “winter and f…ing winter!”, as a local saying states. Nothing could be more true…It is already one week, in fact, since I ...

Bruno D’Amicis - Western Tatras, Slovakia I

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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It is the 1st of June and the very beginning of my mission for Wild Wonders. After two days of travelling, from the heat of Central Italy to the green foothills of the Tatra range, here I am, finally walking ...

Mark Hamblin - Lithuania

Friday, August 21st, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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28th May It’s been a long wait but I’m on my way for my first mission to the Baltic state of Lithuania, a country under Russian rule until 1990 and one of the richest for birdlife in Eastern Europe. The country ...

Claudia Müller - Pollino National Park, Italy III

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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One of the most important aspects of our mission in Italy’s biggest National Park is to create a portrait of the century old pine trees of the Monte Pollino and Serra Dolcedorme. Every tree has a unique shape created by ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller - Sibillini NP, Italy

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The sky is blue. Crickets are chirping loudly trying to outdo each other. The meadows are colourful. We are sitting on the terrace of the Refugio Perugia, our base camp for the coming days in the mountains of the Sibillini National ...

Pål Hermansen - Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 6 Comments »

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There are a handful of really nice basalt column areas on the globe, and Giant’s causeway in Northern Ireland, in the province of Ulster, is a really good example of this phenomenon. In fact, it’s such a fine place that ...

Pål Hermansen - Tory Island, Ireland

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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In Donegal, the very north-western corner of Ireland, the Island of Tory is visible as a rugged stone formation far out  in the in the wide ocean. This was my next destination. Also here, the weather was a little tricky. ...

Pål Hermansen - The Burren, Ireland

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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The Burren, June 7-8 and 13-15 The Burren has a reputation among naturalists, hikers and climbers as a very special place.  Located in Co Clare in the central western part of Ireland, it’s a naked limestone landscape with fissures and holes ...