Journal archives for November 2022

05 November, 2022

Month in Białowieża

81 species of mosses
28 species of liverworts (6 new for me)

Great time, very warm and sunny weather. Visiting different habitats with @marcinklisz and @kpilch, both in nature reserves (national park) and in other forests. Bisons, wolves, moose, deers observed (some without photos, so no iNat observations).
Still a lot of soldiers and police in the area, due to unsolved problems at the border. A lot of trash in the forest, even in very wild places. Sometimes very wet - and heartbreaking imagination about poor people spending nights there...
But Białowieża is opened again for tourists.

Posted on 05 November, 2022 22:05 by kroolik kroolik | 1 observation | 2 comments | Leave a comment

17 November, 2022

Bryophytes of "Żebra żubra" educational path in Białowieża

The path, built by forest management of gravel and wood, is 2,7 km long. It crosses different habitats - deciduous forest (oaks, hornbeams, maple trees, ashes), alder forest, riparian forest (at small stream), spruce forest - most of the places are wet or very wet. There's a lot of dead, rotten wood - logs, stumps, tree plates, branches etc. Good place for mosses and liverworts, from spectacular neckeras on old oaks to small epixylic liverworts. I'm sure I missed some species, so if you visit the place - keep your eyes open. ;)

Posted on 17 November, 2022 19:11 by kroolik kroolik | 40 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment