Exhibition Six-Feet Wonders In SSNP
Photographic exhibition on butterflies and grasshoppers is opened in the gift-shop at Lera/SSNP until 20 July. The author is photographer Anja Čop who – with assistance of Stanislav Gomboc, experts on butterflies and grasshoppers – took pictures of these interesting creatures. Gomboc has previously investigated the butterfly and grasshopper fauna of Secovlje Salina and was surprised to find almost 1000 butterfly species. According to his view, such diverse fauna of insects in the Secovlje Salina is also result of careful management with dryland habitats in the area within the frame of LIFE MANSALT project. The extend of semi-dry areas, forming appropriate habitat for halophyte communities, has been increased in the recent years. Salt-loving plants are important for some butterfly species.