If you want to see lots of wildlife, this trip is by far the best one and that's why this year we're going for two weeks again.
Whether you're primarily interested in birds, butterflies, wild flowers, reptiles, amphibians or mammals, there's something for everybody in early summer.
If you're like me and are interested in all species of wildlife, you certainly won't be disappointed. We've seen and/or heard some really special animals, including corncrake, mole cricket, golden eagle, lesser spotted eagle, honey buzzard, golden oriole, red-backed shrikes, black storks, black redstarts, purple emperor & lesser purple emperor butterflies, more fritillaries than I've ever seen before, beavers, sand lizards, wolf tracks & signs and wildflower meadows everywhere.
Add to all that lots of dragonflies and damselflies, fire salamanders, warm sunny weather and beautiful scenery and one week just isn't enough. Why don't you join me this year?
If you click on the images below you'll see some of our photographs and videos (thanks to Annie Haycock who came in 2016 for her videos of the lesser spotted woodpecker, butterflies on wolf faeces and beavers).