The exhibit of the month for August 2022
Every month, museum visitors choose the exhibit they liked the most. What they singled out for August was the White Stork, this migratory bird of the Pelargidae family. The scientific name of the species is Ciconia ciconia which includes 2 subspecies, while in Greece the subspecies C. ciconia ciconia is found. It is found in Europe and Asia and during migration periods mainly in Africa, where it is the most important wintering territory. The white stork is one of the most beloved birds of the countryside and has starred in myths and traditions, the most prevalent being that "The stork brings the babies". Although it belongs to the species of least concern, in Greece there is a decrease in the total breeding population, mainly due to the lack of areas ideal for nesting, while frequent threats are the alteration of its habitats and the excessive use of pesticides.