Table 3: Ardanuc

 

Reptiles & amphibians

 

05-2013

Green Toad

Pseudepidalea viridis

larvae

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

>30

Banded Frog

Rana camerani

>15

Red-bellied Lizard

Darevskia parvula

>15

Sand Lizard

Lacerta agilis

2

Levant Green Lizard

Lacerta media

1

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Blunt-nosed Viper

Macrovipera lebetina

1

 

 

Other highlights

Brown Bear

Ursus arctos

3

Bearded Vulture

Gypaetus barbatus

1

Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus

1

Common scops-owl

Otus scops

calling

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

1

 

 

 

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    In Ardanuc, the market just opposite our hotel was a great place to stock up on oranges, water melons and tomatoes.

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    Our team, including a very helpful police officer, who escorted us to the road leading up in the mountains.

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  • GL_Ardanucbergsneeuw_TR

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    View of the high mountains south of Ardanuç.

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  • KP_TR13_01690_BV

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    These mountains have a rich flora, including Rhododendron caucasicum.

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  • KP_TR13_01656_BV

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    Great pattern on these steep mountains.

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  • zandhagedisvrouw612

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    female sand lizard (Lacerta agilis)

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    male sand lizard (Lacerta agilis)

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  • GL_RanaUnknownGroup_TR

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    Four Rana camerani's with different patterns.

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  • Rana ridibunda_©_Bart_Siebelink2013-10

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    Male marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus).

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  • Rana_ridibunda_kwakend_lr_©_Bart_Siebelink2013

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    And another one in the same pool.

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    Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus).

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  • darevskiaparvula612

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    Red-bellied lizard (Darevskia parvula) also occurs in the arid mountains around Ardanuç.

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  • KP_TR13_01888_ipvbeer_BV

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    Higher up between Ardanuç and Ardahan we found this strange lizard. Definitely a Darevskia, but we couldn't identify it.

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    Arjan was having a ball on this grasshopper while the others were watching a brown bear with her two cubs.

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  • TR13_beer met jong_RL

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    How many bears do you see on this picture? Take a proper look, it's more than one...

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  • KP_TR13_01633_BV

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    Hydro power is supposed to be a "green" source of energy. But after seeing the damage done by the damming of the Çoruh river, we had serious doubts about his. About 70 km of natural valley habitat got lost by inundation.

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  • KP_TR13_01856_BV

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    Primula auriculata along a brook on alpine pastures east of Ardanuc, not far from Georgia.

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  • GL_BloemArdanuc_TR

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    Small flowers of an unknown species.

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  • KP_TR13_01869_BV

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    An abandoned shepherd's village.

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  • Bart-watch-tv

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    Bart watching TV in our lovely basic hotel in Ardanuç.

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  • GL_ArdanucDrinkingEfes_TR

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    Making plans and drinking beer in the local beer house". These "lokali" are the only public places where you can drink a beer, due to the recent government's ban on drinking alcoholic beverages in restaurants and street cafés.

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  • Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013

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    About leadership ...

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  • Terras_Ardanuç_Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013

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    About conpanionship ...

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  • TR13_M lebetina_RL_2

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    The one and only blunt-nosed viper (Macrovipera lebetina) of this trip, unfortunately DOR.

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    DOR blunt-nosed viper.

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