Field trips

We invite You to take a trip to the nature’s most valuable places in Eastern Poland. Workshop will take place in Białystok, capital city of Podlasie, the top region in Poland for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. You will have a chance to see the famous Białowieża Primeval Forest and Biebrza Marshes, both protected as national parks, but also less known, but very charming, Suwałki Landscape Park.

Field trips order:
31 May: Biebrza National Park, Suwałki Landscape Park. The trip will take whole day, we will be back to Białystok at late evening.
1 June: Białowieża Primeval Forest. Come back around 4th p.m.

Białowieża Primeval Forest

Out of the vast forests which used to cover Central Europe centuries ago, only small parts have left in condition similar to primeval. Białowieża National Park is thought the be its best representative and is very often a model forest in many ecological studies. This mostly broad-leave forest is well known for great biodiversity of plants, fungi and animals, including the most iconic species – European bison. Listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Biebrza Marshes

The largest wetland complex in Poland protected by the Ramsar Convention and as the country-largest national park (59 233 ha). A great part of Biebrza Marshes are large, open peatbogs, but also swamped Alder and Birch Forests. Various mineral islands are spread inside wetlands and form a unique habitat for great diversity of plants, including orchids. Fauna of Biebrza Marshes is known from country largest population of Elk and hundreds of birds species, including Europe’s rarest warbler and eagle species (Aquatic Warbler, Greater Spotted Eagle). To facillitate biological studies in this unique place, the University of Białystok built its field station in Gugny village.

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Suwałki Land

Undoubtedly charming, the oldest Polish Landscape Park. Variable landscape was distinctly shaped by last glaciation. Numerous lakes, rivers, marshy depression and hillsides form a variety of habitats for many rare plants.

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