Impressions from Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country of Balkan Peninsula, but with very rich plant diversity. There are about 3600 taxa in natural flora of Montenegro, among them endemic and rare species are enough much. It is possible to watch littoral, wetland, Mediterranean, nemoral, subalpine and alpine vegetation during one day. The best places for it are five National Parks of Montenegro. Today I would like to share my impressions and pictures from visits to the wonderful country on pages of the Global Botanical Portal.

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Moraca River Canyon

In the fact, I have been in Montenegro for two times, in July 2011 and September 2013. The first time was beach rest in Budva with short excursions in nature. During my second visit I worked in a scientific expedition together with Dr. Nadia Bystriakova from the Natural History Museum (London) and Dr. Snežana Dragićević from the Natural History Museum of Montenegro (Podgorica). The results of the explorations were published partially in our article: “Effect of environment on distributions of rock ferns in the Mediterranean climate: The case of the genus Asplenium in Montenegro“.

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Our expedition team with Montenegrin colleagues in Podgorica

Mountain landscapes are dominated in Montenegro. They are very picturesque! You never know how amazing view waits for you around the corner 🙂 Please, look at several pictures of these unbelievable landscapes.

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Tara River Canyon

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Sveti Nikola Island

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A mountain lake

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Mountain Landscape

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Mediterranean forests

Of course, diamonds of Montenegrin nature are Natural Parks (Durmitor,  Biogradska Gora, Skadar Lake,  Lovcen and Prokletija). They are located in different regions of Montenegro, but road infrastructure of the country allows to get to them easy and fast. I can tell about it after visiting the four National Parks, by public transport, a tourist bus and a rent car. These parks are different totally. You will be able to see big areas of wetlands in the National Park “Skadar Lake”, beech virgin forests in the National Park “Biogradska Gora”, rich subalpine and alpine vegetation in the National Park “Durmitor”, and wonderful Mediterranean landscapes in the National Park “Lovcen”.

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Lake Biograd in the National Park “Biogradska Gora” 

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Rijeka Crnojevica in the National Park “Skadar Lake”

I hope you like my post! I will be grateful for feedback in comments 🙂

Sincerely,
Mykyta Peregrym

P.S. I miss you, Montenegro! 🙂

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The Bay of Kotor

 

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