To some people, orchids are simply flowers, nice to see but ultimately not that interesting. You people, stop reading now! This post is aimed at the real nature-lovers; the ones who’ll love Montenegro for the incredible array and number of wild orchids you can spot if you’re in the right place at the right time.

The natural world is a wondrous thing. We’re so  lucky that one of the world’s largest flying birds, the Dalmatian Pelican, with its 3m wide wingspan, is a resident species at our base, Lake Skadar. These giants of the sky take centre stage whenever we catch a glimpse, whether it’s on the school run or