Monday, April 21, 2008
Spent the last two days in the Krka Nat Park in Dalmatia, Croatia. All sorts of good things found: birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, plants... Highlights were Dalmatian Ringlet (an endemic butterfly), colonies of Spanish Sparrows, Subalpine Warblers everywhere, close Pygmy Cormorants, a Little Crake, several Dalmatian Wall Lizards (another endemic), Lady's Orchids and Ilyrian Iris (an endemic flower). In addition the waterfalls are superb, as the Krka River is full after heavy recent rains. The photo here is of one of them, at Roski Slap (taken today). Scops Owls call every night and are not always popular!