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Luscious Nature by the Baltic
July 2, 2010   
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Tourists sunbathing on the beach or strolling along the seaside promenade in Kołobrzeg, a resort on the Baltic Sea, often do not realize that there is an unusual place worth visiting nearby. This is the 380-hectare East Eco-Park, which has an abundance of fauna and flora.

The seaside promenade going eastwards from Kołobrzeg narrows to a path leading into a picturesque setting. On the left is a wide sandy beach and the sea, and on the right enchanting floodplains with luscious vegetation. Old tree trunks protrude from the water, their branches overgrown with moss. Many of the trees look threatening and mysterious; in the right light, they could be used as the set for a horror movie.

You can move around the Eco-Park along a path for both pedestrians and cyclists. Cycling along, you need to watch out for wild birds, mainly ducks and swans, which come right up to people, emboldened by frequent feeding and used to the presence of humans. Many of them even pose for pictures like professional models.

The East Eco-Park is listed as a part of the European network of protected areas. The park includes salty peat bogs and deposits of therapeutic mud. About 80 bird species inhabit the park, the most valuable including the lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina), the common crane (Grus grus), the mute swan (Cygnus olor) and the great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus). Many amphibians live here as well, with excellent conditions for breeding. The forests include splendid beeches and oaks, hornbeams and Douglas firs. There is also plenty of ivy and common honeysuckle.
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