Symphytum officinale

A common perennial plant inhabiting wetlands. You’ll find them in swampy hollows of meadows.

Rhyolitic tuff

Solidifying volcanic ash can form rhyolitic tuff outcrops which are wonderful lunar-like landscapes.

Meerkat

Curious little animal living in underground burrows in the African savannahs.

Hungarian grey cattle

This grey, robust cattle breed with characteristic long and curved horns is indigenous to Hungary.

Llama

An emblematic animal of the Andes kept as a beast of burden as well as for its meat and wool.

Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the best known and most widely used herbs we have. Its infusion not only cleanses the respiratory tracts but also contains...

Fig tree

This video is about the fig tree and its remarkable fruit. The fruit of the fig tree is in high demand for its various medicinal properties.

Bison

The largest terrestrial mammal of the temperate climate zones. There are two living species of bison: the American bison and the European bison.

Seahorse

The tiny predator of the oceans. Interestingly, the male seahorse carries the fertilized eggs in his pouch until they hatch.

Festival to scare away winter

In many cultures the traditional ritual of scaring away the winter is still practised, although today the performance is mainly just tourist attraction.

Dripstone

Dripstone is a rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water. The best known forms of dripstone are stalactites, stalagmites and columns.

Neo-Gothic architecture

Elements of earlier styles often reappear in modern architecture. An excellent example for this is the neo-Gothic style.

Horseweed

One of the most common weeds. It can be found in fields and meadows.

Mountain climbing

A light walk in the mountains is a perfect recreational activity for a Sunday afternoon, but to conquer higher mountain peaks one needs perseverant training.

White poplar

A forest tree species characteristic of floodplains. It survives long periods of time in saturated or completely flooded ground.

Semi-arid regions

Desertification on our planet is speeding up. Semi-arid climate regions are transitional zones between arid climate zones and savannahs.

Ring-tailed lemur

This prosimian is an excellent example for a species' evolution in geographical isolation. Lemur means 'ghost' in Latin.

Hamadryas baboon

A species of monkeys with complex social structure where hierarchical system can be clearly observed.

Water lily

This indispensable plant of garden ponds, also grows wild in the lakes of plains.

The Tertiary Period

Tertiary is an old unofficial but still widely used term for the geologic period from 65 million to 2.5 million years ago. The Tertiary is divided into five...

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