Hungary's seasons are fairly distinct. Winters (December-February)
can be cold, rainy, windy, and snowy. During this time, Budapest averages about
30˚ F (-1˚ C). Summers tend to be hot as Budapest averages about 75˚ F (24˚ C) and
Lake Balaton averages 80˚ F (26˚ C).
Hungary is a fairly homogenous country geographically and
their wildlife reflects this. Hungary is home to deer and boars, plus smaller mammals,
such as rabbits and small rodents, but few other mammals. There is perhaps better
diversity in the landlocked country's sea life as the rivers and lakes are home
to various freshwater fish, including pike and perch.
There are few birds in Hungary other than those that quickly
pass through on their migration routes. Partridges and pheasants are perhaps the