As usual when we are on our travels, I managed to ad a few new 'ticks' to my life lists whilst in Croatia. Several new plant species have been added, including a strange member of the Campanula family. Part of the Campanula pyramidalis complex, Campanula austroadriatica is a newly named species - and a rather beautiful one too.
By far the largest of the reptiles we found, was one which goes by the name of Sheltopusik or Pallas' Glass Lizard (Pseudopus apodus). This large, European legless lizard can grow to more than 4ft long and was quite startling to come across while standing one day, taking in the views. At first sight I thought it was a snake, but having taken its photo and studied it more closely, the eye gave it away as being a lizard. This specimen was a little over 2ft long and a very impressive sight.