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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 80: Bike Ride to Égerszög

teresztenyeAlthough Kata and I have participated in the Bükk-Aggtelek 75km bike tour for the past two years, we did not feel at all in good enough shape to do it again this year.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 79: Mother's Day, Palinka Brewing and the Slovakian National Park in Háj

ÁjFor Mother's Day this year I made Kata some blueberry pancakes and decided to go on a small hike and picnic.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 78: Taste of the Forest Tour

dagonyazWe enjoyed the Nature's Pharmacy Tour last year and decided to join Aggtelek National Park's tour focusing on edible forest plants. Ildikó was our tour guide again, as she was on last year's firefly tour.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 77: Earth Day

toasted marshmallowWe were half way through the day before we realised it was Earth Day. But we were in a good place, up to our armpits in earth, mulch and seeds. We turned the 2015 compost pile and in its place started this year's pile with the year's first grass cuttings.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 75: Trip to the Őrseg National Park

Őrseg National ParkThe Ministry called a meeting last week for all the national park coordinators of the certified national park product programme.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 74: Morel Hunt and Easter

morelsI hope the past week is an indication of mushroom troves to come. I have now been able to dry 4 jars of Judas ears for future soups. Last weekend my former classmate Viki and I tried our luck and made an early season search for morels.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 73: Mushrooming in Forrás Valley

bat in kecske-lyukEarly March is not ideal for mushrooming, but if you like Judas ears, then this is the prime season. And if you are lucky, you might find some early morels. I was planning on joining the Miskolc Mushrooming Association on the first tour of the season, but because of the bus schedule I could not get there in time.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 72: Bódva Flood and Niall Connolly Gig

bodva floodThe Bódva River behind our house should experience an outstanding flood every 80 years or so. When we got hit badly in 2010, when we had 1 meter of water in the basement and the back wall of the house settled, we thought we would be through with this crap for awhile. Unfortunately, the Bódva flooded big time again last week.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 73: Mining History Museum, Edelény Castle Island and the Borsod Local Museum

turelem uvegAs part of a 2-week internal training programme about Aggtelek National Park and its environs including geology, zoology, botany, local history and other themes, several field trips have also been planned. We joined one this week that took us to cultural history sights in Rudabánya and Edelény.Read more »