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Bialowieza Forest, admiring biodiversity: the finger of the dead man, insectivorous and shadowy ...

The Life + forbiosensing team during measurements and observations of the Białowieża Forest stands every day with the unique natural resources of the Forest. The vastness of species creates material that we would like to share with you. Our specialists met today on their forest path:

* Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.) - an extremely interesting plant, mainly due to its original ability to obtain food (insectivorous plant).

* Dudge moth (Lymantria monacha L.) - a butterfly from the shadowy family, whose caterpillar at the massive appearance (gradation) can lead to significant damage to the needles of coniferous trees (gołożerów), and

* Creeping mycelium (Xylaria polymorpha) - colloquially called "Dead Man's Finger" - a fungus, saprophyte, found on decaying trunks of beeches and oaks. The name is quite accurate, because the blackshock fruitbodies look like fingers that get out from under the ground.

On the occasion of summer forest wandering, it is worth having eyes wide open.

Text: W. Duranowska, D.Korzybski; Fot: Łukasz Kuberski