Follow ScotNature on Facebook

Fungi Foray

The  Bialowieza  Forest  is  Europe's  last  natural  deciduous  and  mixed  forest preserved  in  a  primeval  state

Hardly touched by human management throughout its history and under strict protection for over 75 years, the Bialowieza Forest has developed naturally, sustaining the unique character of its primeval origin.  The forest is a unique phenomenon in Europe and an example of the primeval forest that covered our continent several thousands years ago, before man transformed it into farmland.  

The unique value of Bialowieza Forest is its biological richness.  The flora comprises over 4,500 species: over 1,050 species of vascular plants, 150 species of moss, 210 species of lichens and over 3,000 species of fungi.  Over 10,000 animal species inhabit the forest of which the majority are insects (over 9,500).  One hundred and twenty species of birds breed in the forest, including 12 species of raptors, eight species of owls and an impressive nine species of woodpeckers! 

What could be a better home for Europe’s biggest land mammal, the magnificent European Bison.  Two thousands years ago, it inhabited most of Europe.  Today, in Bialowieza, a free-living population of 420 thrives in their natural environment.  The forest is also home to Wolf, Wild Boar, Lynx, Elk, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Beaver and 12 species of bats.

This incredible diversity of plants and animals in its primeval form has been recognised by the UNESCO and the Bialowieza Forest has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites and as a Biosphere Reserve.

The 5-day tour to Bialowieza Forest is given you the opportunity to learn about this amazing forest and an incredible variety of fungi it supports.  Many of these fungi are rare relics of primeval forest, either disappearing or not found in most of Europe.  Our tour coincides with the international fungi exhibition held in Bialowieza Forest, so we will be under the watchful eye of experts. 

Detailed Itinerary Booking Info



Tour Details

Date
Next 2018

Price
To be confirmed

Single Supplement
To be confirmed

Group Size
6-10


Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Warsaw and transfer to Bialowieza Forest

Days 2-4
Bialowieza Forest

Day 5
Departure from Warsaw


The Price Includes

all accommodation on a shared basis

all meals

all excursions and transfers by vehicle

park and tour guides’ fees


The Price Does Not Include

all items of a personal nature

drinks at the bar

flight cancellation, baggage and medical insurance

scheduled return flight from Britain to Warsaw.  A group booking, however,  is made, but you will deal with a travel agent directly. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements


Please Note

a deposit of £100 is requested with a booking  form. The final payment is required by 30 June