Białowieża Palace - a station with history
Nature paths - educational playground
The task of our playground is to bring the youngest of us to the relationships that occur in nature.
Placing each of the elements on our playground is carefully thought out. After entering you can see the installation resembling a mixed forest: deciduous and coniferous.
A little further we find a toadstool carousel, small mushrooms, anthill, there is also a large spider web to climb on and honeycombs created by bees - these elements illustrate the transition zone between the forest and the meadow.
On the meadow, we can find beautiful flowers, serving as a deaf phone and a huge caterpillar with beautiful eyes, which becomes hanging on the blade of grass with a pupa, then turning into a beautiful butterfly.
From the meadow, through the change of vegetation which is represented by the water stick, we move into the world of marshy meadows, rushes, rivers, lakes and ponds. You can find a swing - a dragonfly and a frog to climb.
Additional information about individual organisms and their role in the ecosystem can be found on installations in the form of tree leaves. It makes it easier for adults to introduce children to the mysterious and beautiful world of forests, meadows and aquatic rushes.
We cordially invite you to our playground, where you can combine learning with fun!
Avenue of Stars of the Bialowieza Forest
- the only such Alley in Poland -
Along the Avenue there are footprints of selected species of animals inhabiting the Bialowieza Forest - among them wild boar, bison, tree frog, beaver and others.
With some of the stars there are also casts of animal silhouettes in their natural dimensions, so that both children and adults could "face" with, for example, a wolf, a lynx or a owl.
The Avenue of Stars is an encouragement to observe the forest, to go deeper into the primeval forest and watch closely the surrounding nature.
At the end of the Avenue there is a special place where you can test your memory and the knowledge you have just learned about the tracks of the animals
in the sand and guessing which animal they belong to.
Along the Avenue and in the "Train to Nature" Education Zone there are interesting educational activities and nature workshops for children, families, school groups and individuals, presenting the biology of particular species, their habits and curiosities associated with each animal.
We recommend a wide range of topics and active methods of education - details in the "Educational activities" tab.
All interested in educational activities, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A biodiversity-friendly garden
Bialowieza Station building The palace is located in the vicinity of the 19th century Palace Park of the Bialowieza National Park.
The name of the "Pałacowy" park comes from the tsar's palace, which was built in Białowieża in 1889-1894 (the building was partially destroyed during World War II and completely demolished in 1962). The palace was surrounded by an English-style park designed by Walerian Kronenberg.
The English style is also called landscape and has a mood-sentimental character. The most important issue in the English garden project was to preserve the naturalness and cohesion of the landscape and to use the conditions of the place where the garden was established. All plants were placed in flower beds or planted alone. The artistic effect was obtained by planting plants in various shades of green or of various forms.
In the Palace Park you can find 90 species of trees and shrubs, however, there is no planting of flowers.
The project of revitalization of the Bialowieza Palace Station includes the creation of a beautiful flower garden, maintained in the English style.
Every day the flowers attract with their color, scent and the shape of hundreds of bees, butterflies, bumblebees, sparrows and other pollinators from the family of dipterans and hymenoptera and even ants, which also belong to insects pollinating plants.
In the garden there is a small hotel for insects, where in the cones, leaves and bark of the house there are, among others, golden-eyed.
In the shoots of a cane or in a wooden trunk with drilled holes their eggs are made by masonry bees (of the genus Osmia), and then they cover the holes with moist clay mixed with saliva - hence their name for the masonry.
Among flowers - according to the English style - there are marked meandering, irregular, unpaved paths. Next to them, among the flowers, you can find hidden tracks of forest "stars".
In the quiet of the alleys there are romantic wooden benches that create a typical mood-sentimental atmosphere. You can relax on them, reading a book and admiring the beautiful flowers.
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