Our Saturday was full of events with thematic lectures, tours, educational stalls and interactive games at several venues on the Hungarian Meadow Viper Day, organized for the 11th time.
August has passed and now the terrariums reserved for new-born snakes have been populated in the Hungarian Meadow Viper Conservation Centre.
A photo exhibition entitled “On and off the lawn: the protection of the Hungarian meadow viper in the Kiskunság” was opened in the House of Nature. The opening of the exhibition on 18 April 2023 was complemented by the award ceremony of the 3rd Hungarian meadow viper Drawing Competition.
In October, more than 5,000 Sand iris seedlings were planted in Felső-Kiskunság by experts commissioned by the Kiskunság National Park Directorate (KNPD).
As winter approaches, the snakes retrieve to their artificial burrows to spend the next few months hibernated underground in the Centre’s outdoor terrariums.
The results of our surveys carried out during the Hungarian meadow viper LIFE project have shown that the common buzzard is one of the most important birds of prey hunting for the Hungarian meadow viper.
By the end of this spring we finished the rebuilding of outdoor terraria in the Hungarian Meadow Viper Conservation Center, and thanks to the doubled “capacity”, we were able to arrange even more breeding pairs.
First Saturday of September is the Hungarian Meadow Viper Day. As always. After two years break this traditional event was organized again.
At the end of July we released a total of 50 meadow vipers into two grasslands of the Kiskunság National Park that are – based on previous research – considered to provide suitable habitat conditions for the snakes.
With the arrival of spring, we took part in several events promoting the project and Hungary’s herpetofauna.