Let’s go together to the Bohinj Iris, a guided botanical excursion to Rudnica with dr. Peter Skoberne
– Meeting point: Center TNP Bohinj, Stara Fužina
– Price: 15,00 €/person
– Time: 4 – 5 hours
– Difficulty: medium
– Equipment: hiking shoes and clothing, backpack, sun and tick protection, refreshments
– Minimum number of participants: 5 people
The starting point of the botanical excursion is Center TNP Bohinj in Stara Fužina. Then continue along the Bohinj cycle path. Soon we walk into a bright forest, which is mostly overgrown with Hazel (Corylus avellana), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Midland Hawthron (Cratae- gus sp.), Leaf Beetle (Viburnum lantana), Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia) and Ash Tree (Fraxinus ornus). The rocky wall along the route is overgrown with Carniola Lily or Golden Apple (Lilium carniolicum), as well as Bloody Crane’s Bill (Geranium sanguineum). We come to a meadow, full of White Orchids (Orchidaceae), meadows that are located on higher grounds, are overgrown with Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), which is a flower, typical for dry Alpine meadows. The route leads us through the beech forest, where we can notice many traces of mining. We continue through the ash and hop hornbeam forest. When we reach the panoramic point, we get a magnificent view of the lower Bohinj valley as well as the beautiful Bohinj Iris (Irispallida subsp. cengialti), symbol of the festival.
The Botanical Guided Tour and Floral Menu package is available at a special price of € 33.00 (adults) and € 20.00 (children).