The Tura pasture is one of the last remains of a habitat which used to be widespread. The little stream Galga takes its source in Cserhát, crosses the eastern edges of the Gödöllői-dombság (hills) and flows into the river Zagyva. Once there were wide plains along the Galga: they were characterized by watery meadows on the alluvial grounds of lower lying areas and by fresh meadow associations on the meadow soils of higher areas. Dry sanded soils rich in humus and lime were charcterized by sanded puszta associations abouning in flowers on still higher parts, the majority of which have been broken up and drawn under cultivation leaving just a few patches in their original state. The spring meadow saffron (Bulbocodium vernum) was a typical plant of this association, but became exteremly endangered when its habitat shrinked. It flowers early spring – often at the end of February – between agricultural fields and planted acacia groves. The chances of survival of the little plant relict of the Pleistocene is reduced by irresponsible people digging out the plant together with its root. But the sensitive plant will die in changed circumstances or lose its colour. (In spite that lots of choice saffrons are on the market in nurseries.) A serious fine is imposed even for digging out one stem of the species under high protection. Touring along the Galga it is also worth visiting the villages rich in folk traditions.