Augustów Primeval Forest
It is one of the biggest forest complexes in Poland. The Augustów Primeval Forest is located in north-eastern part of Europe. Among the coniferous forests, mostly pine but also oak and alder, there are rustic enclaves and forest hamlets. This area has the lowest air and water pollution level in that part of Europe. This place’s unique terrain is labeled as the carbon sink of Poland. The watersheds of the Vistula and Neman run through this area. There are plenty of lakes, wetland meadows and peat bogs. The lie of this land is an effect of the geological processes of the last glaciation (80-12k years ago). We can observe a hummocky or rolling area here with the vantage of Sandrowa plainland. Thanks to the strict climate of the forest we can find some species of plants which can be seen as relics of the north: betula humilis, yew-tree, vaccinium uliginosum, linnaea borealis or drosera. The Augustów Primeval Forest is inhabited by around 2k species of animals, including almost all Polish species of amphibians and reptiles, 30 species of fishes and mammals: gray wolf, raccoon dog, lynx, badger, red deer, moose, roe deer, hare, beaver, musquash, otter and wisent.