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Update 19th of June 2019
Spring is always a good time to visit Greece. So that is exactly what I did with a small group of my students. We had the most incredible luck and had some highly memorable wildlife encounters. An awesome trip for sure! Click here for the report or search under "Tripreports EU".
Update 8th of October 2017
Guatemala's jungles were stunning, both in term of landscapes and biodiversity. Traveling through cloud forests and dense jungle, past volcanoes and maya temples we could observe over a 100 species including many iconic species. Tripreport can be found under "Tripreports outside EU" or simply click here.
Update 14th of August 2017
With only two Greek species left on my tick list, things were getting pretty tense. But spending a week in the Pindos Mountains and managing to visit the uninhabited island of Pori made sure I could complete the list. Click here for the tripreport or search under "Tripreports EU".
Update 10th of April 2017
This spring I haven't been sitting still and whatever free time I had, I spent in the field. Small excursions in both Germany as well as the Netherlands yielded several interesting observations. Click here to see the pictures or search under "Herping around the corner 2017".
Update 25th of September 2016
From tiny snakes and pygmy frogs, to giant tortoises and giant geckoes. The ancient granite islands of the Seychelles harbour a wealth of endemic species and unique creatures. Herping in the lush jungles, dense mangroves and dreamlike shores is pure bliss! Click here for the tripreport or search under "Tripreports outside EU".
Update 12th of September 2016
The desert in the United Arab Emirates was even hotter than we imagined it to be. Roasty toasty both by day and night which made especially snakes hard to come by. Nonetheless we found several of our target species and our stay had many highlights. From discovering several Saw-scaled Vipers in the middle of the night, to sneaking up on a big Desert Monitor Lizard...
Update 16th of May 2016
From the ancient Hyrcanian Forests in the north to the vast deserts in the south, Iran is home to a huge number of amphibians and reptiles. During a two week trip we could find almost a quarter of its entire herpetofauna, including many enigmatic species. Click here for the tripreport or search under "Tripreports outside EU".