Ukranian Flora and Fauna

We were in Ukraine from the 17th April to the 19th May 2003

Found this handsome caterpillar in beech woodland:

Saw many croaking frogs splashing around in a pond:

We heard hedgehogs most nights that we camped in the forest. This one came to investigate us:

Dimitry caught this lizard:

We saw dozens of these massive oil beetles (Meloe proscarabaeus):

and these "Cock chafers" (Melolontha melolontha):

Found this snake while we were swimming in the Dneiper:

And saw these lizards having a romantic moment together:

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