Animals at night


Listen to the sounds in the night's mysterious light and discover the hidden biorhythm of the local wildlife.

This is a custom 4-hour evening wildlife trip. We take you to Lake Cerknica to listen to animals at night and enjoy the starry sky. We start our walk in the late afternoon and we can observe some flowers and day-active animals. When the sun sets behind the mountains, butterflies and birds settle down in their hiding places to rest. But for some animals, the night is the peak of the day.

Our trip begins just past the village of Dolenje Jezero on the edge of Lake Cerknica. We walk on cart tracks over extensive hay -meadows.  For some time, we have still have daylight and we are able enjoy the pleasant evening atmosphere. There are many flowers here, including the yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus) and even Siberian irises, (Iris sibirica). When the light fades, daytime-birds, such as like buzzards and crows, fly towards their roosts in the forest.

Almost hesitatingly, a frog starts to call. More join in and with some interruptions a whole chorus of frogs rises up from the sides of the stream and some pools in the surroundings. Our guide explains the subtle differences between the calls of marsh and pool frogs as well as the more clearly different sounding tree frogs.

We may very well also see bats, which are flying low above water at night. Especially younger people with excellent hearing can also hear some of their high-pitched calls, but for this excursion, we bring a bat-detector along. This is a special device which translates the bat calls to sounds audible to us. Altogether, this is a special excursion which will open your eyes and ears to the world of night-active animals.

The programme includes:

  • guiding in English, Dutch or German
  • accident insurance during the trip
  • local taxes


DMO Zeleni kras
Prečna ulica 1
6257 Pivka

T: 00386 5 7212 249

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Best time to visit

from May until August. In this period, this trip is available on request from Wednesday through Sunday.

What is special

Things to take with you: camera, binoculars, good walking shoes, long trousers, jacket, spare set of clothes and shoes, tick and mosquito repellent


4 hours


2 persons: 55 €/pp; 4 persons: 35 €/pp; 6 persons: 25 €/pp; 8 persons: 22 €/pp