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BUTTERFLY HOLIDAY

 

An 8-day fully-inclusive holiday in search of wild flowers and other wildlife of Estonia, amongst them a fine selection of orchids and rare butterfly species such as Baltic Grayling, Scarce Heath, Scarce Fritillary, Frigga's Fritillary, Bog Fritillary, Cranberry Blue, Clouded Apollo, Northern Chequered Skipper, Poplar Admiral etc.

Price: 1495 € pp.

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This trip will be operated in conjunction with Greenwings Holidays.  Programme can be viewed when choosing Tour dossier from the right menu.

In recent  years Estonia has been a magnet for birdwatchers from Europe and beyond. Now this Baltic State is also becoming a mecca for butterfly and dragonfly enthusiasts eager to see the country´s speciality species.  Because of its history, large parts of the country have remained completely wild, while farming methods in many areas are unintensive resulting in a mosaic of excellent habitats such as numerous flowery meadows, natural forests and massive bog areas.  

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Tour Calendar 2016...

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Period:
Sun 3rd Jul - Sun 10th Jul 2016
Fri 26th Jun - Fri 6th Jul 2018
Group size:
6/10 pax
Grading:
Day walks only, for all ages
Leader:
Erki Õunap
Accommodation:
Comfortable hotels with private facilities
Food:
Restaurants and local farms
Extensions:
Cultural/sightseeing extensions available on request





Bog Fritillary / Mike Williams
 White Stork / Neil Aldridge



Day 1 Arrive in Tallinn, to central Estonia
Day 2 Rabivere & Aegviidu
Day 3 To South-East Estonia, Kärkna & Laeva
Day 4 Järvselja & Uulika
Day 5 Piusa & Värska
Day 6 To Saaremaa, Puhtu-Laelatu
Day 7 Saaremaa island
Day 8 Departure...

Highlights:
Butterflies: Lapland Ringlet, Frigga´s Fritillary, Bog Fritillary, Cranberry Blue, Eastern Baton Blue, Clouded Apollo (probably), Poplar Admiral, Olive Skipper, Woodland Brown, Large Chequered Skipper etc.
Wild flowers: Cow-wheats (Melasmpyrum nemorosum, M. sylvaticum), Russow's Marsh Orchid, Twinflower, Wintergreen sp, Cottongrass sp,  Sticky & Yellowgreen Catchfly, Purple Milkvetch, Wild Rosemary, Northern Labrador Tea, Sea Pink etc.
Client comments:

''We had a lovely holiday, everything went smoothly and I thank you again forvorganising. We did not manage to see bear, but that’s ok, it was an experience to stay in the forest. We can leave that for another day! The country is beautiful and easy to navigate and the people although somewhat shy are helpful and nice. We stayed in some really nice places and I would not hesitate to recommend or return at a different time of year. We knew it was not peak time for the birds, but plenty of butterflies and flowers, frogs, fox, elk (brief glimpse) and the peace and quiet were more than enough for us. We also enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Tallinn." A.B. / Summer 2011/

 

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