Dragonfly Macrophotography
Hungarian dragonfly-safari
In Quest of the „Flying Flowers" (Hungarian butterfly trip)"
Slovenia-Croatia butterfly special with 4 Large Blues pre-extension
Butterflies of Montenegro
Butterflies of Serbia with False Comma
Sri Lanka: Butterflies, Leopards, Blue Whales
Nepal: Butterflying at the Foothills of the Himalaya
Ethiopian Butterfly & Wildlife adventure with Tribal extension
Ghana butterfly adventure
Butterflies, Chimps, Gorillas (Uganda)
Day-birdwatching trips (Hungary)
Bears, Great Bustards… vampires!
( Hungary+Romania)!
The late summer birding trip (Hungary)
Crane weekend of Hungary
Wallcreepers, Ptarmigans, Rock Partridges (Slovenia-Croatia birding circle)
Birding in Serbia
"Birds & Pharaos", birding in Egypt
Southern Red Sea birding & diving adventure
Ethiopian birding adventure
Hungarian Bat Safari
Big game photosafaris
Hiking, Trekking, Multicultural - Outdoor
Ecoholidays in Hungary
Multicultural Highlights of Dracula country
Castles, Vampires and Counts of the Carpathians
The hidden face of Transylvania and Bucovina
Mediterranean Odyssey (Slovenia, Croatia)
Jump to...
Calendar of tours
Travellers' baglist

The best butterfly discovery of the year actually happened on screen. On the first day of the New Year I enjoyed recently taken images of my good friend, Balazs Horvath, when suddenly this picture jumped-up on his screen. Balazs is not a butterfly person at all, he took this picture only by chance during a small hiking tour with his girlfriend to Szarsomlyo Hill, one of our southernmost reserve, famous about its special thermofil mediterranean flora and fauna. This is the spot for our only Whip Snakes, Cirl Buntings... Blue Rock Thrush recorded here recently, and it is one of the best spot for wintering Wallcreepers. The hill also the holding some 15 flowers unique to Hungary, and having some rare insects as well, just like the endemic winter moths, Polymixis rufocincta isolata, described in 1981 only. So, what is on the picture? This is False Comma, the only picture ever taken in Hungary, and the first reliable record for decades. Congratulation for Balazs, indeed!

False Comma (Nymphalis vaualbum) - first piture ever taken
in Hungary. © Balázs Horváth.

Back to the News >>>



Upcoming trips & Expeditions

Slovenia-Croatia birding (14-23 June, 2022)

Hungarian butterfly circle (29, June - 07 July, 2022)

The Danube Clouded Yellow and her friends (Transylvania butterfly special; 2x July trips, 2022)

Slovenia butterflying (21 - 28 July, 2022)

Montenegro butterflying (10 - 18 Aug., 2022)

Late summer birding trip (Hungary, 21-31 Aug., 2022)

Full tour calendar

Click here to go top of this page.
Click here to go top of this page.