Eastern Macedonia

 

A: The Nestosriver

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

> 10

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Some

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

> 15

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

5

European Pond Terrapin

Emys orbicularis

1

Balkan Terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

4

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

> 10

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus

5

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

10

Dahl’s Whip Snake

Platyceps najadum

1

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

1

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

1

 

 

B: North of Thessaloniki (Vertiskos area)

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Common toad

Bufo bufo

1

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

>10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

2

Kotschy’s Gecko

Mediodactylus kotschii

>10

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

>10

Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

5

Erhard’s Wall Lizard

Erhard’s Wall Lizard  

1

Balkan Wall Lizard

Podarcis tauricus

1

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

Sand Boa

Eryx jaculus

2

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Eastern Montpellier Snake

Malpolon insignitus

3

Nose-horned Viper

Vipera ammodytes

3

Other highlights

 

 

Raccoon dog

Nyclereutes procyonoides

1

Butterfly orchid

Orchis papilionacea

5

 

  • GRBL_Bartmetroadkill_GL

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    Bart with a large Caspian whip snake which was just killed on the road. It was hit by a car in front of us. Because it was still moving, Bart put it aside the road for her final rest...

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  • Nestosrivier

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    View upon the Nestos river.

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  • Griekenland-Bulgarije-2010-©BartSiebelink (76)

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    Golden beetles everywhere.

    Griekenland-Bulgarije-2010-©BartSiebelink (76)
  • KP2010-3

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    Spur tighted tortoise was there on the steep rocky slopes. In contrary to Hermann's tortoise it had notable adaptions to a rockier habitat. One of them is the higher front end of the plastron (visible).

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  • GRBG2010_4803_Hyla3

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    Common tree frog, Hyla arborea.

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  • juvboomkikker4612

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    A climbing juvenile tree frogs in the rush vegetation.

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  • GRBG2010_4819_grote pantser2

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    Dark spreadwing (Lestes macrostigma) is locally found in the Nestos delta, here among tree frogs (Hyla arborea).

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  • Nestos-populieren-Bart-Siebelink

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    The last strech of the Nestos delta was a 17 km long dirt road on a dike alongside poplar trees.

    Nestos-populieren-Bart-Siebelink
  • Arjan-schildpad

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    It took us quite a while to find the right dirt road to the actual river delta, but finally we got there...

    Arjan-schildpad
  • duikinzee612

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    ... and take a refreshing plunge

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  • GRBG2010_0660_Vertiskos

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    The small village of Vertiskos.

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  • Griekenland-Bulgarije 2010-7

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    Some butterfly orchids (Anacamptis papilionacea) were present in the field near the village of Vertiskos.

    Griekenland-Bulgarije 2010-7
  • zandboa612

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    Along small ploughed fields near Vertiskos Ronald and Kosta found two sand boas (Eryx jaculus) by turning rocks.

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  • GRBG2010_7397_Eryx

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    A close up of a big sand boa

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  • avondlicht insecten2010

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    The last night, we were stunned by the huge number of insects.

    avondlicht insecten2010
  • GR_Nemoptera sinuata_BV

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    This stunning insect, Nemoptera sinuata, was common near Vertiskos.

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  • GRBL_Kotchii2_GL

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    Kotschy’s Gecko (Mediodactylus kotschii) in the village of Vertiskos.

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  • GRBL_hertzhoorn_GL

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  • Griekenland-Bulgarije 2010-9

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    The morning after on the airport of Thessaloniki. Sheila took the occasion to do some shopping.

    Griekenland-Bulgarije 2010-9