Birch (Betula)Birch (Betula) – deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Betula. There are more than 100 species found mainly in East Asia and North America. In Europe there are four species of birch and the most widespread of them is the Common Birch (Betula Alba), also called White Birch. It reaches up to 25, rarely 30, meters in height and is usually found in the mountains, mostly in coniferous forests around clearings, always in limited numbers and among stands of other types of trees. The birch has a good potential to be used as a building material and for industrial purposes but only in the areas where it is found in large quantities. Its wood has no core, it’s moderately heavy, tough and Continue reading “Birch”

Collard Dove

Collard DoveThe Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia Decaocto) – is a bird from the Dove order. Its plumage is darker on top and lighter grey up front. Around the neck it has a ring of black plumage. The Collard Dove is widespread in the southern areas of Asia, on the Balkans, and in the last 50 years it quickly spread north and west. It is usually found in populated areas or near them, inhabiting gardens, parks, and yards. The female lays two white eggs 3 to 6 times a year. The doves eat seeds, greens, insects and food waste.