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TCity parks, which often merge with natural forests, are a valuable asset of the local environment. The Guide allows you to learn about biodiversity along the cycling route running from the Strzeszyńskie Lake to the Olszak pond. The guide presents the most common plant communities and the most frequent (the easiest to observe) species of animals, including the examples of birdlife. The guide is directed both to the inhabitants of Poznań, but also to tourists (including bird-watchers), who can encounter environmentally attractive places in such a large city. The enclosed bike route map will allow you to choose the most attractive natural sites.

Exceptionally attractive areas as regards wildlife, surrounded by oak-hornbeam forest, fresh pine forest and willow-poplar riparian forest. The Cybina river flows in picturesque meanders through the forests, to enter Malta lake.On Olszak pond there is quite a large population of common pochard, one can observe grey heron, while on the Cybinka river kingfishers are to be found. Along the flow of the Cybinka, there are traces of beavers’ activity (debarked and felled trees). Also, numerous traces of wild boars are observed.

Area: 14.6 ha; site of exceptional botanical diversity, where beeches, oaks, chestnut trees, silverleaf maples and pseudotsuga (Douglas-firs) grow. The most frequently observed bird species are great tit and Eurasian blue tit, blackbird, common wood pigeon, common chaffinch, spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, as well as numerous species of waterfowl: common moorhen, coot, mute swan. Grey herons have also been observed. Tree squirrels also inhabit the park.

Sołackie Ponds

Olszak Pond

Tropy sarny i dzika

Glowienka zwyczajna

Ślady działalności bobrów

Łyska zwyczajna

Łabędź niemy

Gołąb grzywacz

Area: 7ha, where c.54 species of plants grow, including maples, limes, oaks, silverleaf poplar or black alder. Floodplains of the Bogdanka river which flows through the park deserve particular attention. The most frequently observed bird species are common blackbird, fieldfare, hooded crow, and common wood pigeon.

Wodziczki Park

Bogdanka River and Strzeszyńskie Lake

The Bogdanka flows through beautiful alder and oak-hornbeam riparian forests (cycling route). These areas are characterised by immense biological diversity. Near Strzeszyńskie Lake you can encounter beavers’ lodges (żeremia in Polish). Damp, boggy meadows are particularly noteworthy, as you can observe numerous species of birds of prey, including northern goshawk, western marsh harrier, common buzzard, common kestrel and sparrowhawk. Crows and cranes are also frequent here. The river is surrounded by oak-hornbeam forests and pine forests. Around the lake grows broadleaf cattail, which is a nesting place for species of water birds including the great crested grebe, great reed warbler, mute swan, and wild duck (mallard). In the woods, black woodpecker can be observed.

Rusałka Lake

Surrounded by ash-alder riparian forests, mixed coniferous forest and oak-hornbeam forest. In the woods surrounding Rusałka lake one can observe European roe deer, wild boars and foxes. Near the mouth of the Bogdanka into Rusałka lake, there is an old beaver dam, and numerous traces of beavers’ activity.

Tama bobrowa

Buchowisko dzików

Ślady działalności bobrów

Sarna europejska

Perkoz dwuczuby

Błotniak stawowy

Tracing animals around lakes in Poznań

Kaczka krzyżówka

Kurka wodna (kokoszka)



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