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Manatarka.org is a website about the fungi found in Bulgaria. There are more than 1,700 recorded species in our country. This figure includes all the ascomycetes and basidiomycetes that have been accounted for by the experts at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.  It has not stopped growing owing to the enthusiasm of our mycological community.

While mushroom foraging has traditionally been popular in the country, few have ever ventured into the study of fungi. With the aid of scientific publications and literature as well as our combined knowledge and observations, we have set ourselves the task of advancing the understanding of fungi in our country. Our hope is that it serves as a comprehensive and reliable reference to all mycophiles at home and abroad.

Bulgaria is located in south-east Europe with an area of 110,000 km2. The climate is predominantly moderate continental but regional variations exist owing to the rich geographical diversity. These regional variations are reflected in species composition. Southern parts of the country and the Black sea coast feature species from the Mediterranean region. Mountains harbour fungi typical of alpine and northern regions of Europe. A year is divided into four seasons with a mean temperature of 10.5°C. Winters are generally cold and summers hot. Precipitation amounts vary from year to year and there are frequent periods of drought as well as of prolonged snow and rainfall.

The rest of the website is in Bulgarian.

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Geographical position of Bulgaria in Europe.