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06-29-2014, 01:08 AM
One of my stories takes place in Bosnia, which has lots of forests. The main character and his friend travel through the forested areas of the Dinaric Alps to hide. Since I don't have money for air travel (plus I live with my parents), I need some info on describing the area:

I have a few questions:

1. What animals would the two guys most likely encounter? Would they be likely to encounter bears or wolves?
2. What kind of trees and flowers are native to the area?
3. Bosnia has old-growth forests, and these are explored in the story. What is an old-growth forest like compared to a regular forest?
4. What dangers could two people face in an old-growth forest?

06-29-2014, 01:09 AM
Does Google Earth cover them?

06-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Here's a small amount of information on the natural history of the area (http://www.worldwildlife.org/ecoregions/pa0418). The vegetation varies with altitude.

06-29-2014, 04:24 AM

Since the story takes place during World War II, the old-growth forests were probably more expansive then than they are now.

I looked on Wikipedia, and there seem to be hundreds of species of birds in the region.