Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SLOVENIA ~ Lake Bohinj - Triglav National Park ~

... Breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Slovenia's only National Park... amongst the oldest in Europe... with steep rocks, sharp peaks, waterfalls and deep glacial valleys... one of the major attractions is the largest glacial lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj.... two thirds of its area is covered by forests...the world-famous Stradivari violins were made ​​of wood purchased by Antonio Stradivari from farmers in the Bohinj valley... the Park have a network of well-marked hiking trails.... in summer you can enjoy many water sports and in winter ski-touring... with set of great birds stamps... Thanks a lot Hermina!!ヽ(ヅ)ノ
Photo: M. Malej

Triglav National Park is located in the Julian Alps of north-western Slovenia.  It covers an area of 838 square km along the borders with Italy and Austria and was named after the highest mountain in the country; Mt. Triglav (2,864m), which rises to an elevation of 2864 metres.

It was first protected in 1924, when the Alpine Conservation Park was established. It was officially renamed Triglav National Park in 1961, but at this time it only encompassed the immediate vicinity of Mt. Triglav and the Valley of the Triglav Lakes. Its current area has been protected since 1981.

The park's most revered animal is the chamois, of which only 2,000 exist. Other wildlife includes ibex, marmot, golden eagles and the brown bear, although most animals stay away from humans and animal sightings are rare.

Common plant life includes the Julian poppy and the purple Zois bellflower. Most plants are protected.


Birds of Slovenia
(Issued 29-05-2015)

2X Birds of Slovenia
(Issued 27-05-2016)

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