December 31, 2016 – near Dziedzinka

This is how the last day of the old year looked like in the Forest…

Best wishes for 2017!



December 24, 2016 – Gruszki

The evening when animals may speak in a human voice…

Merry Christmas!



December 5, 2016 – near Skupowo

White-backed woodpecker searching for spruce bark beetles on a dead tree.

dzięcioł białogrzbiety na świerku


December 1, 2016 – vicinity of Kosy Most

Last islets of green among birches on bog – ferns that have not gone brown, probably bent by the load of the already melted first snow.

wspomnienie lata


November 9, 2016 – all over the Forest

white since the morning



November 5, 2016 – Głęboki Kąt Reserve

leaves have fallen down…



November 4, 2016 – Gruszki

more water in Narewka after the rain



October 29, 2016 – near Góra Batorego

autumn in a coniferous stand affected by spruce bark beetle



October 19, 2016 – Dębowy Grąd Reserve



October 16, 2016 – by Braszcza River

the bottom of the Forest is full of leaves and among them treasures such as Hiericium clathroides are hidden



October 6, 2016 – by Łutownia River

Artomyces pyxidatus on the trunk of a fallen aspen



October 2, 2016 – near Skupowo

an encounter with a young bison



October 1, 2016 – near Mińkówka

the time is ripe…



September 30, 2016 – Gnilec

under an old pine tree – Sparassis crispa



September 28, 2016 – on a forest road

sparrowhawk  taking a bath



September 15, 2016 – at Kosy Most

deer’s breeding season



September 8, 2016 – all over the Forest

how about mushrooming?



August 25, 2016 – all over the Forest

pokazały się kurki – chanterelles are here



August 18, 2016 – near Miejsce Mocy (Place of Power)

a nice meeting with a badger



August 9, 2016 – Stara Białowieża

cloudy Forest



July 31, 2016 – Dziedzinka

Now it is the best time to observe Prionus coriarius. Larvae of these massive beetles develop in rotten wood and at the end of July as well as in August we can watch adult specimens – like the one in the photo. In search of the insect we set off towards Dziedzinka, where we looked for beetles resting on tree trunks. Of course, such trips also abound in other intereting observations.



July 29, 2016 – Stary Dwór

Theatre Festival „Wertep”



July 17, 2016 – Hajnówka

Jarmark Żubra – traditional crafts and cuisine fair

jarmark żubra


July 15, 2016 – near Czerlonka

Summertime downpours and storms – sometimes quite strong and causing major changes in the woodland’s landscape – pass over the Forest. One of the species taking advantege of this situation is small balsam (Impatients parviflora – in the picture). It can be observed for example by the road from Hajnówka to Białowieża, where it covers abundantly big patches of the Forest.



July 1, 2016 – Borysówka

colours of summer

mak i chabry


June 26, 2016 – Kosy Most

In such scorching heat everybody is drawn towards a river…



June 2, 2016 – Żebra Żubra

June means great time for bird watching – birds have started nesting and feeding their offspring. It is well worth going to the Forest, however, we should be careful not to disturb birds with our presence



May 24, 2016 – Tyniewicze

at the edge of the forest, among grass



May 23, 2016 – Łozowe

beautiful evening in Łozowe meadows



May 12, 2016 – Hajnówka

As each year in May, in the Orthodox church of Holy Trinity in Hajnówka, the international festival of Orthodox church music is taking place. In the picture youth choir Ferchisa from Georgia.



May 4, 2016 – near Dubitka River

How has May begun for you? On our walk in the Forest we came across Cucujus cinnaberinus, a very rare and protected beetle, living in dead wood.
Season for insects is starting – it is well worth looking for them in the Forest



May 1, 2016 – in the region

1 -3 May Orthodox Ester


April 24, 2015 – in the region

trees in blossom

kwitnienie roślin 2


April 19, 2015 – near Okulanka River

After a few warm and sunny days the Forest got green.

wiosenna puszcza 2


April 13, 2015 – Bernadzki Most

in rainy season…



April 11, 2015 – Carska Tropina

green fog

mgiałka z liści


April 7, 2015 – by Łutownia River

time for amphibians



Aprol 6, 2015 – Zwierzyniec

more and more has been happening at the bottom of the forest…



March 27, 2016 – Bernadzki Most

Happy Easter!

zając Bernadzki Most


March 20, 2016 – Wilczy Szlak

Pygmy owls are more active each day



March 11, 2016 – Rybaki

hide and seek



March 5, 2016 – Okulanka River

And snow is gone…

Okulanka przedwiośnie


March 4, 2016 – Wilczy Szlak

Maybe this is the last snow this winter – spring can be already felt in the air.

OlJ zima


February 27, 2016 – Kotówka

They are already here! At first larks and cranes followed by whooper swans and lapwings. Spring is about to begin

czajki na polach

łabędzie na polu



February 22, 2016 – Zwierzyniec

Today’s morning was all white, so we went on a trip to Szafer’s Reserve near Zwierzyniec. You can see there many beautiful oaks of amazing size and age. Old trees are home to many birds, bats, forest dwarfs and insects. They also provide space for rare fungi and lichens.



February 19, 2016 – near Białowieża

View of overflowing Narewka River near the observation tower by the Pogorzelce – Białowieża road.

dolina Narewki roztopy


February 1, 2016 – Podlewkowie

Thaw is in full swing and the level of rivers has risen substantially. On one of our walks along Narewka River we met two otters – a mother with her offspring. We were able to watch the two from a few metres. Finally, when the animals noticed our presence, they swam away hastily.



January 29, 2016 – Stara Białowieża


dęby stara białowieza


January 18, 2016 – Suszczy Borek

real winter

prawdziwa zima n


January 10, 2016 – Gruszki

Wild, winding river with banks overgrown with trees provides perfect habitat for beavers.

bóbr Narewka


January 1, 2016 – Puciska

In the New Year we wish you unforgettable moments in nature. Of course, we invite you to the Forest but, please, remember that nature also awaits you in your vicinity.

żubr koło Hajnówki


Europejski Fundusz Rolny na rzecz Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich. Europa inwestująca w obszary wiejskie. Projekt współfinansowany ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach osi 4 Leader. Program Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich na lata 2007-2013. Projekt zrealizowany przez Stowarzyszenie Metamorphosis. Instytucja zarządzająca Programem Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich na lata 2007-13 Minister Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi