Victory is mine

Our plan was to leave the island of Krk behind us today, and travel further south towards the Velobet mountains. I was somewhat disappointed in the success of my herpetology field trips: One grass snake (no photos), countless wall lizards, of which I could only photograph the very common (but nonetheless beautiful) Podarcis siculus, severalContinue reading “Victory is mine”

I’ve lost my skills

Another beautiful day with a beautiful hike around the Prniba peninsula near Krk town, a place I read about this week, and one of the places that has a majority of Podarcis melisellensis, whereas most other regions are dominated by P. siculus. Although I saw plenty of wall lizards, my gut feeling tells me theseContinue reading “I’ve lost my skills”

Turtle ponds, castles, and a view

When we are staying on a campsite for a couple of days, we are generally confined to the direct surroundings of the camping spot. We usually hike a lot, or stroll through tiny villages close by. We don’t drive on these days. When our Ford Nugget is fully unfolded, with upper and lower beds out,Continue reading “Turtle ponds, castles, and a view”

How not to: field herping

We figured yesterday that it would probably be a good idea to get moving as early as we could, to avoid yesterday’s problems. With our kids, having an action-packed program is the most relaxing day for us. The kids are happy and just follow us as we go, and we are happy because we getContinue reading “How not to: field herping”