2015

December 25, 2015 – Zwierzyniec

At Christmas time we wish you peace and joy.

Zwierzyniec

 

December 23, 2015 – near Gruszki

Although it does not seem like that, today is the first day of winter. Animals seem to have understood that lack of snow makes it hard to trace them, and they themselves decided to show up.

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December 13, 2015 – Dębowy Grąd Reserve

Snow! Although scarce, it brought a major change into forest landscape. In the photo Dubitka today late in the afternoon.

Dubitka w śniegu

 

December 8, 2015 – near Lewkowo

Each day is good for encounters with nature, even the short and grey one…

ryś

 

November 20, 2015 – Siemianówka Lake

The level of water keeps very low, which makes it easier to get to reed stands and watch bearded reedlings

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November 15, 2015 – Stara Białowieża

in the wild

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November 4, 2015 – Grodzisko

some wool for cold November

 barany

 

October 26, 2015 – Gruszki

autumn view by Narewka River

Narewka koło Gruszek

 

October 20, 2015 – Białowieża National Park

golden season in the Forest, could be more sun, though…

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October 11, 2015 – near Babia Góra

Elk mating time is in full swing – a great opportunity to watch these animals. We set off for the eastern regions of Siemianówka Lake. In our opinion it is the best place to meet an elk in the vicinity of the Białowieża Forest. Below you can see a picture from our trip.

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September 30, 2015 – Narewka

yesterday was the first night frost this autumn and, in general, season for fog has set in – Narewka at dawn

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September 29, 2015 – near Siemianówka

eastern part of the lake has dried up, showing the old riverbed of Narew River

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September 24, 2015 – Kosy Most

beginning of autumn to the sound of roaring deer

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September 18, 2015 – Kosy Most

In the evening we went to the Forest to Kosy Most. The sun was setting down, and we could hear deer roaring in the woods. Fog rose over the meadow in Narewka River’s valley, and then a herd of bisons appeared.

żubry we mgle

 

September 7, 2015 – near Narewka

siesta in the meadow – we have a feeling that this picture fits the end of summer very well

 lisek

 

August 27, 2015 – Stare Berezowo

This time, instead of setting off for the Forest, we suggest visiting the fields. Many interesting things are happening there – red-footed falcons are migrating, we saw a greater spotted eagle, numerous partridges are roaming stubble fields

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August 18, 2015 – Narewka

On boiling hot days we often went to Narewka River to find some relief from the heat. We had a swim and watched underwater life, which was even easier than usually due to low water level. Fish were so close, right at our fingertips. Once again the Forest amazed us with its biodiversity.

ryby w Narewce

 

August 9, 2015 – Hajnówka

Longlasting draught, mild winter and boiling summer made it possible to observe some mantises in the vicinity of the Białowieża Forest. This thermophilic species is very rare in Poland and occurs mainly in the south of the country. Hidden mantis resembles a plant’s part, which makes it very difficult to spot one. Those who feel like exploring should set off for sun-basked meadows. Be careful, these might also be patches of herbs, weeds or shrubs right next to the house or at the back of the garden. The specimen in the photo was captured in Hajnówka itself.

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July 29, 2015 – Czyże

field ornaments of summer

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July 23, 2015 – Planta

Young generation of birds have already left their nests and rules 🙂 Tree tops and shrubs, herbs and grass are where the voices of novice singers mingle together. In the photo a young marsh warbler among meadowsweets.

łozówka

 

July 17, 2015 – Słobódka

Adornment of dunes by the Narew River – sand pink.

goździk piaskowy

 

July 7, 2015 – Gnilec

Raccoon dog encountered during an evening walk.

jenot

 

July 2, 2015 – Dobrowoda

what a couple! :)

 gąsiorki

 

June 22, 2015 – Białowieża

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June 15, 2015 – Bondary

Narew River’s valley photographed just after sunset to the music of corncrakes

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June 10, 2015 – Narewka River’s valley

sudden evening meeting with an elk

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June 5, 2015 – Topiło

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June 1, 2015 – near Lewkowo

for a Children’s Day :)

liski

 

May 30, 2015 – Skupowo

Nearby the village of Skupowo there are more and more new, young trees and shrubs. Forest comes back to territories that used to belong to it in the past

Skupowo

 

May 26, 2015 – Kruhłe

birds’ breeding time, nest of a song thrush

gniazdo

 

May 21, 2015 – Szostakowo

entire fields of rape, and an old shed among them…

Szostakowo rzepak

 

May 18, 2015 – Nowoberezowo

traditional wooden house in the fields of blooming rape

chatka w rzepaku

 

May 11, 2015 – Łąki Górniański Reserve

wood sandpipers by a pond

łęczaki

 

May 7, 2015 – Okulanka River

for the time of rain we decided to hide under a spruce where we were greeted by its host – a firecrest 

zniczek

 

May 3, 2015 – Wilczy Szlak

beautifully green

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May 1, 2015 – near Bernadzki Most 

A fox hunting and hunted by our camera :)

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April 30, 2015 – Łozice village

a good place to stay for night and to set off for the Forest

Łozice

 

April 26, 2015 – at Krynica River 

łęg nad Krynicą

 

April 24, 2015 – all over the Forest

baby leaves :)

młode listki

 

April 19, 2015 – Kosy Most

More and more birds are back. In the photos a wryneck  and a finch.

krętogłów

zięba

 

April 18, 2015 – near Skupowo

spring snow

wiosenny śnieg

 

April 15, 2015 – fields near Hajnówka

cold and windy

pola i chmury

 

April 14, 2015 – meadows near Tyniewicze

Flock of cranes met in the fields.

żurawie Tyniewicze

 

April 13, 2015 – in hornbeam

at the bottom of springtime forest

kokorycz i zawilec

 

April 10, 2015 – Nowoberezowo

Interior of a historic wooden Orthodox church during prepararions to Good Friday’s celebrations.

Wielki Piątek  

April 5, 2015 – Tomaszowa Road

frozen anemone ;)

mrożony zawilec

 

April 3, 2015 – near Lewkowo Village

At the bottom of springtime forest – grass snake and scarlet elf cup.

zaskroniec

czareczka

 

March 28, 2015 – Debowy Grąd Reserve

Rainy and green…

dębowy grąd deszcz

dębowy grąd zielona mgiełka

 

March 27, 2015 – Budy

Village ready for the Way of the Cross.

Budy ozdobione zniczami

 

March 26, 2015 – Trywieża

Evening meeting with lapwings and golden plovers.

czajki Trywieża

 

March 25, 2015 – Nowosady

Birds’ Spring has begun for good! First storks have come back, in the fields cranes, lapwings and golden plovers can be seen walking about. Small birds got lively again singing, drumming, building nests and, in some cases, already breeding. In the picture a blackbird giving his concert.

kos śpiewa

 

March 24, 2015 – near Kuraszewo

Common haircup moss catching fire of the evening sunlight.

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March 23, 2015 – Tomaszowa Road

A young stag in quite a numerous herd of hinds grazing in this region.

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March 22, 2015 – fields near Hajnówka

Cranes can be seen almost everywhere.

żurawie na polach

 

March 18, 2015 – Siemianówka Lake

Siemianówka is teaming with life – water with ducks, meadows with geese…

gęgawy wypas

… and in shallows pikes are spawning.

tarło szczupaka

 

March 16, 2015 – Topiło

Common goldeneyes are already back.

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March 15, 2015 – Czyżyki, in the evening

Geese are flying…

gesi lecą

 

March 14, 2015 – Siemianówka Lake

More and more birds at Siemianówka Lake.

czaple białe

 

March 13, 2015 – Budy

Such a beautiful couple was walking today nearby the forest village of Budy.

żurawie

 

March 12, 2015 – near Siemianówka

Morning rest.

żubry odpoczywają

 

March 10, 2015 – in many places all over the Forest 🙂

Liverwots are in bloom! And first brimstones have already appeared.

przylaszczki

 

March 8, 2015 – Kosy Most

Evening meeting with three-toed woodpecker.

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March 5, 2015 – near Szczekotowo Reserve

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March 3, 2015 – Wilczy Szlak (Wolf’s Trail)

Meanwhile, curious pygmy owls have started their springtime whistling…

sóweczka

 

February 28, 2015 – Czerlonka

Deer encountered during an afternoon walk.

łanie na drodze

 

February 27, 2015 – Siemianówka Lake

Ice on the lake is gradually melting but there are not many birds to be seen yet. About a dozen of white-tailed eagles keeps  showing up by the lake.

bielik

 

February 24, 2015 – Kotówka

In the fields between Nowosady and Kotówka a big herd of bisons can still be seen. And in the evening we observed the first flock of lapwings!

żubry

 

February 23, 2015 – coniferous forest by Hwoźna Stream

wonderful weather!

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February 22, 2015 – fields near Hajnówka

Yesterday’s skylark encouraged us to search for more tokens of spring in the fields near Hajnówka. Yes, we do confirm that spring makes itself more and more vivid – cranes, geese and, of course, skylarks are on their way. We met a pair of whooper swans resting in the field. We also observed our winter guests – rough-legged buzzadrs.

łabędź

myszołów włochaty

sarenki

 

February 21, 2015 – Sorocza Nóżka

First SKYLARK!

 

February 19, 2015 – Okulanka Stream

Forest covered in Usnea lichen.

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February 16, 2015 – Bądówka

A herd of stags – within a reach. :)

jelenie

 

February 14, 2015 – Bernadzki Most

Today the sun started shining so brightly that photos of the Forest seem to be taken in Spring – as long as you managed to find a frame without any snow. In general, the Forest is getting more and more lively each day – tits sing louder and louder, woodpeckers keep drumming, snow is gradually thawing.

bór w słońcu

 

February 11, 2015 – Łutownia Stream

A 6-kilometre walk along Łutownia Stream and 4 wintering wrens – this is how mild winter in Białowieża Forest looks like.

strzyżyk

 

February 9, 2015 – Bernadzki Most

Fox trying to overhear mice under the snow.

lisek w śniegu

 

February 8, 2015 – Dubitka Stream

This time, for a change, white reality with a touch of grey – snow at last.

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February 7, 2015 – Dubitka Stream

Today’s grey reality with a touch of snow.

Dubitka

 

February 5, 2015 – fields near Szostakowo

Rough-legged buzzard flying over the fields.

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February 3, 2015

Beaver in its natural habitat or, simply, landscape with a beaver :) 

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Febryary 2, 2015 – Krynica River near Teremiski

View at sunset from the bridge on the Budy – Teremiski road. 

Krynica zachód

 

February 1, 2015

In the valley of Narewka River,  right next to Gruszki village, bisons came out to graze. Rimmed by the evening sun, they posed for some nice photos.

The place itself is frequently visited by bisons due to the vast meadows and some haystacks left there for winter.

żubr Gruszki

 


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