In the journey
"What I saw during holidays". I'm ecologically and enhnologically biased, therefore, dear reader, enter at your own risk.
Outer rim of UESaturday, 27 Jul 2013
European Union looks like magnetic field. It emanates from centers like Brussels, Paris, Berlin or Warsaw and its strength decreases with the square of the distance from these centers. Here, on Greek islands, on remote peripheries of UE, its presence isn't even barely noticeable.
Tidal ThamesMonday, 22 Jul 2013
While walking the coastal promenade, Thames Pathway, some small, inconspicuous flowers got my attention, because their presence - in my opinion - clearly shows the gap between English and our Polish understanding of the use of natural resources.
In forests and meadows
Biodiversity, environment conservation - usually are associated with coral reefs or remote rainforests of Amazonia. Meanwhile here, in Europe, under our foots, fascinating animals and places are disappearing. Unnoticed and forgotten.
Red admiralThursday, 15 Aug 2013
What feasts on rotten apricots in my garden? And why it comes to do it all the way from the southern Europe?
HibernatusWednesday, 24 Jul 2013
Butterflies - a symbol of fragility and impermanence - have to fight for their lives more often than it might seem. For example all european species have to survive harsh winter, this way or another. For a tiny insect with a body composed in 90% from water, surviving temperatures far below freezing point is next to impossible.
Painted lady - tireless travellerTuesday, 23 Jul 2013
I always wanted to write about Painted Lady migrations. For few people knows that butterflies migrate like birds and almost nobody heard about a guest from Africa, which flies over 3 thousands kilometers and can be seen all over Europe and here, in Poland.,,
Everything from soup to nuts. Green, of course.
Chilli pepper and global warmingSaturday, 17 Aug 2013
What they have in common? On my balcony in Poland I grow plants from ecuatorial countries. Grow and collect fruits...
Sowing chilli peppersSaturday, 12 Mar 2011
Spring has finally arrived and once again I'm preparing my balcony for planting. Of course my favourite chilli peppers again will become a star of the season...