Friday, 6 February 2015

About the blog

New year, new blog, new look! First of all let me explain the title: Carniolicum in Latin means "Carniolan", so basically "from Carniola". The latter was a historical region in Slovenia and several species of plants were named after it. So Carniola (part of today's Slovenia) was a locus typicus of these species. One of them is the "Carniolan Primrose" Primula carniolica which is in fact an endemic of Slovenia (also featured in the blog title picture - 2nd flower from right).
As most of my posts are about birds, botany and "general wildlife" regarding Slovenia, the blog seems now more aptly named. Moreover, in the future I'll try to publish more that just reports from the field, but posts with a certain didactic content. Thus I hope to give more value to the blog and a better insight in what Slovenia and nearby areas have to offer from the naturalistic point of view. As the title says, this blog will be concentrated on the wildlife of Slovenia, but of course I'll publish posts regarding the whole wider area where I live (including part of Italy) and maybe sometimes "beyond". The posts from Goatsucker Birding have been imported here, so they can still be found on this blog. If you need to search the blog for posts about particular species (or places), type the name of the species into the "search" field on the top left corner of the blog.

INFO: for information and arrangement of local guiding & short field excursions, contact me at this address: or see this page.

Acknowledgement: I'd like to thank Martin Senič for his Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) pic adorning the title of this blog. All the other photos are mine and show (top left to right): Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum, Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis, White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos, Brown Bear Ursus arctos, Primula auricula, Lilium carniolicum, Leontopodium alpinum, Primula carniolica and Scopolia carniolica.

 I hope you enjoy. Stay tuned!