FACTS AND CURIOSITIES

  • At the boundary of BucÈani village, in 1876, Ioan G. Dalles – also known as ”Dalles the gardener” – wishing to recreate a small part of the CiÈmigiu Garden fascination, establishes an arboretum, project that was just started, but never finished. Besides bringing and acclimatizing various species of trees and exotic plants, Dalles reinstated the old pond located in the south-west part of the village, which had its own water level and temperature control measurement system.

  • Crested Triton has smooth skin and it is very sensitive to chemical factors, being instead very resistant to the mechanical factors, and that is why his wounds are healing by regeneration. Also it is known the fact that tritons, when are caught by predators, they can give up their own tail and rebuild a new one back.

  • The Black Alder is used in pharyngitis treatments and streptococcal infections of the throat. In traditional veterinary medicine, the infusion of leaves and bark was used for healing the wounds of animal’s legs, but also against Aphthous Fever.

  • Some local legends say that you can forecast the weather by observing the foliage of oak and ash. If oak leafs out before ash, it will be an abundant year. If the ash leafs out first, they say summer will be cold and the autumn not so plentiful.

  • The Spined Loach is a small fish which name in Romanian – Zvârluga - is used to designate a person that is very agile. The Spined Loach has a thorn near its eyes which is used as a defensive weapon, stinging its attacker with it. At human, the sting causes an easy itch.

  • The otter’s fur, long and rigid, is oily to reject water. The fur offers such a good protection, that the skin of the animal never gets wet.

  • The NegraÅi Daffodils are named by the locals coprine. In other regions of Romania, the daffodils have various names like: mountain snowdrops, cocorite, zarnacade and ruÈculiÅ£e.

  • NegraÅi Daffodil Meadow is a relic of the Quaternary Period (it duration being 2,588 million years) and was designated as floristic reservation on June 24, 1966, due to the scientific value of narcissus species, but also because of the landscape.

  • In Greek mythology, the young Narcissus was punished by the goddess of vengeance Nemesis so that he cannot love anyone ever again and fall in love with himself. Thus, Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection in the water. Conquered by his own image reflected in the water, that he wanted to embrace, he falls and drowns. The Nymphs came to mourn him and turned him into a flower, and so appeared the daffodils (narcise in Romanian).

  • In NegraÈi village is annually organized the Daffodil Festival, event celebrated by a folklore show and by hosting a villatic feast.

  • The daffodil flowers have calming, soothing, emollient and disinfectant properties. Instead, the bulbs are highly toxic and they have a narcotic effect.