1. day: base ZADAR
Canyon of river Zrmanja – the crystal clear waters of the River Canyon winding through the 200 meter deep canyon. Numerous travertine waterfalls, one of which distinguishes “Veliki Buk” 10 meter high waterfall. Tributary should mention Krupa. Canyonof river Zrmanja is the most prominent developers in its final part of Obrovac to confluence in length of about 10 km, where the high and up to 180m. In this part of the canyon is mixed fresh and salt water (estuary) and this causes a specific and interesting biocenosis.
FLORA – lotus, mrijesnjak, reed and sedge, and the trees growing along the Canyon leaved ash, black poplar and fig tree, and right by the water and polar.
FAUNA – the birds that live kingfishers, coots, mallards, and in winter are common mali grebe and cormorant. In addition to bass, flounder and mullet that spawn here, we find smelt, zrmanjskog chub, trout, water snakes fishing boats, marsh turtles and green frogs.
2. day: base ZADAR
Vransko lake – Nature park
- Is a karst field filled with water, and in position to be a world level cryptodepression (-4m). Prolonged shape and shallow depth of 2-6 m in the northwestern part of the shallowest (0.5-1m) covered with reeds and cane, and the southeastern part of the deeper and there reaches a maximum depth (4-6m). The lake is due to the frequency mixing of the water column polimiktičko (constantly stirred water in it).
FLORA – two major vegetation zones of the Adriatic province of the Mediterranean: eumediterranean zones and sub-Mediterranean zone.
- The most valuable habitats in the park are aquatic and wetland habitats, reed beds, forests of holm oak, Aleppo pine forests, thickets and tiny bones and dry grasslands
- 707 species of plants
FAUNA – zoogeographical belonging to the Mediterranean area.
- Animals that live in the park are geologically speaking, relatively old
- Of the 251 bird species that live in the reserve, nesting, wintering or migration ga over used as a resting and feeding area, 136 species is among the critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or low-risk types
- Since the lake saline water present in it are both saltwater and freshwater fish species
- Native freshwater species: eel and river midwife
- Alien freshwater species that deliberately or accidentally introduced into the lake carp, Prussian carp, roach, catfish, pike and gambuzija that was entered because it feeds on mosquito larvae and thus control them.
- The most common marine fish are mullets.
- 8 amphibian species: the most numerous are the green frog, tree, woodland brown frogs and toads, more rarely can be found salamanders, newts and frogs mali yellow-bellied toad
- 20 species of reptiles: terrapin and sheer Tortoise, lizards – legless lizard, large lizard, gecko and snake – Sara POLJARIĆ, minnow, copperhead, fishing boats, hop and others. All kinds of reptiles except viper are protected by law.
- 40 species of mammals, the most numerous mammals belong to the rodent, insectivore, bats and beasts: Some of the most interesting species: hedgehog bjeloprsi a horseshoe, a big bat, toy bat, field shrew, skunk, marten, wild boar, wood mouse, rat Selac , rabbit
- 133 species of spiders, of which as many as 15 species recorded for the first time in Croatia
Educational program, vocational guidance
3. day: base Šibenik
KRKA – national park
- Founded in 1985.
- Developed a special hydrographic phenomena – Skradinski buk, extensive river lakes, canyons, rivers with endemic species of fish, …
- At the foot Skradinski Buk flooded part of waterfalls with a mixture of river and sea waters from the waters of creating a specific plant world
- This is part of the waters in the canyon, and part goes into a vast lake Prokljan – sunken karst field in the last 10 000 years after the thawing ice, and rising sea levels
- After Krka canyon becomes Visovačko lake between Roski slap and Skradinski noise – there is a small island Visovac church and a Franciscan monastery
- Upstream of Skradinski noise Valley Čikola
FLORA – mostly Mediterranean floristic elements (60%), Southern European (20%) and the rest are cosmopolitans
- Forest cover has been destroyed or degraded
- Important wetland vegetation located along the edge of freshwater lakes
FAUNA – rich and interesting fish population: 7 endemic Adriatic area, one of four species of trout inhabit only Krka
- Amphibians and reptiles
- Birds – migrating and wintering wading birds: herons, geese, ducks, snipe
Educational programs, Vocational guidance
4. day: base Split
The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD)
Marjan in Split with Sustjepan – forest park on the Marjan peninsula, extreme the western part of the Split peninsula.
- The north and south sides affect the development of types of vegetation and the distribution of some plant species
- A relatively small geographic area (length of 3.5 km and a width of 1 to 1.5 km) is significant both in terms of diversity of plant species and by the number and distribution
FLORA – a number of plant species of agave, Aleppo pine, Bjelušine, ivy, rockrose pink, black ash, cypress, lavender, wild olive, Star thistle, sage, ….
FAUNA – mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds
5. day: base Split
Red and Blue lake, Imotski
Most interesting and most important group of karst phenomena, deep ravines which accompany the northwestern rim of the field of Imotski to LOKVIČIĆI.
Blue Lake – Near Imotski, at the very edge of town. The people gave him the name because of the blue color of his vode.Ima form kidney.
Red Lake – About 1 km away from the city, in the north direction. This name comes from the reddish rock that surrounds the lake.
Vrljika is a rocky river, underground river, which rises in the Lower Proložac and hubs from a number of sources from which the largest and Opačac Utopišće. The total length of its course is 70 miles and in this way five times changing the name.
- Due to isolation from other streams it has developed several endemic fish species. – So Vrljika part, from the source to the bridge on Perinuša half square kilometers in 1971. It was proclaimed a special ichthyological reserve.
- Except for the fish, under the protection of the entire flora and fauna of the river and the area next to it
6. day: base Metković
Delta Neretva and Mali Ston Bay – a special marine reserve important for bivalves
Special Reserve –The southeast part of the Neretva River,
Special Reserve – ornithology – swampy area “under beams” in Metkovic
Special Reserve – ornithology – wetland “Orepak” at Metkovic
Special Reserve – ornithology – wetland “Down” at Metkovic
Neretva Delta – the most important holiday for the birds on moving to Africa
- 310 bird species of which 115 nesting
Educational program, vocational guidance