Friday, December 30, 2011

Wetlands Around Athens

In 2010 I was privileged enough to actually get funded by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) for an inventory project of the wetlands around Athens. We identified and delineated 78 wetland sites (these included perennial stream water bodies). We completed our first catalogue of wetlands but we did not have enough  resources continue. It was quite a big job - many people helped; and I hope someday to return to this kind of project.

One of the HOS/HCMR maps at the beginning of the project - showing a taxonomy  for wetlands  in Attiki Prefecture.

Lake Koumoundourou or otherwise, Persephone's Lake at Reiton  on the road to the Eleusis Mysteries (Aspropyrgos).

Water sampling at Schinias-Marathon National Park in winter.

The peculiar salt lake on the islet of Angistri in the Saronic Gulf.

A very unusual wetland site: Lake Vouliagmeni - a tectonic coastal lake formed by  underground  thermal springs.

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