This park is in the most north
eastern part of Slovenia in the region called Prekmurje
Access: The park is accessible via Murska Sobota. From
Murska Sobota you drive in the direction of Hodos. This road goes
trough the park. The landscape is hilly and can be best explored
with the bike.
Nice places: Ledovsko jezero, Hodovsko jezero, the extensive
meadows throughout the park.
Flora and fauna: On the lakes you can find many waterbirds.
However Goricko has many extenisive meadows with a rich butterfly
fauna. Common species are Lycaena dispar, Maculinea
nousithous and Maculinea teleius.
Landscape park Kolpa is a river
running concentrating around the river Kolpa. In the western part
the river is surrounded by mountains which continues into lowland
where it is surrounded by meadows.
Access: Kolpa is the river going over the border of Slovenia
and Croatia in the southeast of Slovenia. The park is best accessible
via Novo Mesto, Metlika and Crnomelj.
Nice places: The whole park is interesting to visit
Flora and fauna: Scops owl, Grey-headed woodpecker, Wryneck,
Kingfisher, Red-back Shrike, Otter, Green lizard, and many different
Infocenter: Sokcev dvor, Zunici 2 Adlesici
The park Secovlje soline, or Secovlje
saltpans, consists out of saltpans which are not in use anymore.
Access: The park lies at the border of Croatia in the southwestern
part of Slovenia. There are two places were you can enter the
park. The first entrance is just south of Portoroz here is a museum
and one can make a nice walk. For the second entrance you have
to pass the border and go before the stream to the right on the
nice places: At the second entrance one can find most birds.
Flora and fauna: During the spring and autumn migration
there are many migratory birds like waders. Kentish plover and
Black winged stilt are breeding here. This is one of the few places
along the coast were one can find salt water tolerant plants.
Infocenter: Seca 115, Portoroz. This can be found in the middle of the park
A beautiful valley north of the
Access: There are two roads going to Logarska dolina. The
first road goes via Kamnik, Gornji grad, Ljubno, Luce and Solcava.
The second road goes via Austria via Vellach. However at certain
parts this is a dust road.
Nice places: There is a beautiful walking trail on the
western side of the valley.
Flora and fauna:
Infocenter: TIC Logarska dolina. The info center can be
found in the middle of the park nearby the hotel.
Landscape park Ljubljansko barje
consists mainly out of cultural landscape with intensive and extensive
managed meadows, lowland forests and remnants of peat bog.
Access: South of Ljubljana
Nice places: Iski Mvorost (north of Brest), meadows east
of Bevke, Mali plac (north of Bevke), Mestni log (forest south
west of Ljubljana), meadows around Jezero nearby Podpec.
Flora and fauna: River warbler, Corncrake, Northern curlew,
Oriole. Many butterflies can be found like False ringlet Coenonympha
oedippus, Large copper Lycaena dispar, Silver-washed
fritillary Argynnes paphia, Alcon blue Maculinea
alcon, Swallowtail Papilio machaon, etc. In early
spring many meadows are covered with FritilaryFritilaria meleagris
http://www.ljubljanskobarje.si (the English version is not
This park lies on the coast of Slovenia between Izola and Portoroz. It consists of old saltpans and clifs north of the peninsula. The Moon bay north of the Strunjan peninsula is a marine reserve.
Access: Follow the road south of Isola towards Portoroz
and go right to Strunjan. On your left hand side you see already
the old saltpans. Drive further almost to the end of the road.
Here you can park the car. Climb up via the church. Here you can
also down the clifs.
Nice places: Moon bay, old saltpans
Flora and fauna: Yellow legged gull, Black throated diver
(in winter), migrating waders. Many cicada's. In the moon bay
one can find seegrass field with many shelves, fishes and other
(the English version is not available yet)
Landscape park Lahinje lies in
Bela Krajina and is known for its cultural landscape.
Access: Drive via Novo Mesto to Crnomelj.
Nice places: The river Lahinja, the stream Nerajcica, wet
meadows in Nerajski lugi and Lahinjski lugi
Flora and fauna: Kingfisher, Otter, turtoise Emys orbicularis
Infocenter: There is an infocenter in Veliki Nerajec