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Whilst searching for butterflies in Southern Bulgaria in June and July of 2012, the author a variety of interesting wildlife that was duly captured on film. This film is a personal account of the scenery, flowers, insects, amphibians, reptiles and birds encountered whilst travelling from the Arda Valley in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains, through the Western Rhodope Mountains to the deep South Western corner of Bulgaria. After spending two weeks along the southern borders of the country, the author headed north to spend a further week in the Pirin and Rila Mountains before heading home.
This film includes some of the more interesting butterflies also shown on the DVD Searching for Butterflies in Southern Bulgaria including the Eastern specialities and a first definite record for the south west or possibly the entire country, the Grass Jewel. Many other insects, including 12 species of grasshoppers and crickets, and 18 species of damselflies and dragonflies were encountered, all of which are included in this film. Many birds, reptiles and amphibians also were seen in the arid hot lowlands and the spectacular mountain scenery.
Please note that some scenery and butterfly clips are similar to those in Searching for Butterflies in Southern Bulgaria. This production was filmed in broadcast-quality digital format. The footage has been captured onto a single DVD showing approximately 65 minutes of high-quality uncompressed digital video with complete menu accessed using your DVD player's remote. Please note there is no sound on the trailer but the DVD comes complete with a full narrative.
Watch a trailer below: