Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Destinations: Volovske vrchy - Slovakia
These mountains are on average lower than the more well know Low and High Tatras, though they are often blanketed in snow from November to March. They lie in south-east Slovakia to the west of the city of Kosice. The Slovensky kras NP is just to the south of the Volovske. They are covered in some fine, old mixed conifer-deciduous stands. Key birds are Three-toed, White-backed, Grey-headed and Black-Woodpeckers, Hazel Grouse, Nutcracker and Ural, Pygmy and Tengmalm's Owls. This is an area where some walking is sometimes needed to get to these forest species.