Fieldtrips

Before my last finals in my masterstudies I had to do the last trip... Lennart and me calculated very long which destination we should pick, since the end of August/beginning of September aren't the best time to search for vipers. The weather forecast forced us to react quite spontaneous and so in midday on Wednesday my phone rang and Lennart just asked me: "Should we start now?" Me: "Let's start now!" So I throw my stuff into my car a drove towards Heidelberg. After a nice dinner with Lennart...

After my very exhausting work season in the field/lab I needed some holidays with some mountains. Cause it was June, it was for sure not the best time for herping, but well up in the mountains, it should still be possible to find some cool critters. My friends Marvin and Sebastian also wanted to have a little trip, so we decided to go for Walser on the long June weekend of Corpus Christi. We arrived at the famous Walserspot where we were welcomed by a nice little sheepdog, what a good boy! We...

The ending of the herping season was close, so Lennard Schmid and I decided to go for a last, short and heavy vipertour. Since Lennart knows Slovenia quite well and I had a few nice spots in Croatia our destinations were fixed very fast. At the 9th of September I started from Cologne with the ICE to Mannheim. After a long, long journey Lennart picked me up at the main station and we went straight herping. First, we went on a walk for amphibians in his surroundings and we had a nice number of...

Sebastian Dörnemann and I planned a trip since we go herping together, a big trip through the western alps with all the nice viper species and subspecies. So this year we got the time to make it happen, the route, the spots, the days were clear. Just the weather wasn't acting as we wanted it to. So we started in France and not in the Black Forest like we wanted to (this decision was very wise). So the things were packed and we hit the road to our beloved place in Lorraine. Down there we met...

The trip started with our arrival at the Budapest Airport. Some of us had already spent a few days in Budapest checking out the city. We got together with the others from Germany and took the private bus towards Bükk National Park. We arrived around midnight and were welcomed by Rob and Barbara...