The area around Ajdovščina has always been shaped by the forces of nature. Throughout the area’s tumultuous geological past, many organisms have left their imprints in the rocks (flysch, sandstone, limestone, dolomites, fossils and corals). As such, a fascinating fossil collection is on display in the town museum. The Mediterranean climate on the other hand affects the temperature of the place and the living beings. The region’s signature bora wind dictates daily life.