Thursday, December 4, 2014

POLAND ~Białowieża Forest - UNESCO ~

...Great  map and native animal postcard... one of the 10 top tourist attractions in Poland... a remnant of untouched wilderness... Thanks a lot Ania!!
Bialowieza Forest is an ancient woodland dating back to 8000BC that straddles the border between two countries – Poland and Belarus. It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.

Situated on the watershed of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, this immense forest range, consisting of evergreens and broad-leaved trees, (pine, beech, oak, alder and spruce are found in the forest) is also home to some remarkable animal life, including rare mammals such as the wolf, the lynx and the otter, as well as some 300 European Bison, a species which has been reintroduced into the park.

2014 Winter Olympics - Sochi, Russia
(Issued 07-02-2014)