Betlejemka is a place allowing for coexistence with nature. Cranes stroll between the houses, beavers live in the ponds where they built their dams, and many species of birds can be observed from the windows of the apartments. In the forest belonging to the settlement, you can encounter salamanders and crossing deer trails. Tuchola Forest is a remarkable land of wild pine forests, among which flow two major rivers — the Brda and Wda.
Their course connects to many of the approximately 900 lakes located in the forest. More than a thousand plant species, including extremely rare and endangered ones, can be encountered in the forests. Because of them, nature reserves have been set aside there. The bogs are home to sundews and unique species of orchids. The forests are not only abundant in mushrooms, but have the richest accumulation of relict plant species in Europe.
Our forests are a sanctuary for many animals, including birds such as rare grouse, blackcocks, eagle owls, kingfishers, white-tailed eagles, cranes, woodpeckers and black storks. Lakes and rivers are home to many fish. Badgers, polecats, otters, wolves, roe deer, deer, wild boar, foxes, martens, weasels, but also newts, grass snakes, slow worms, lizards and even adders. After dark, numerous bat species go out to hunt.
The Tuchola Forest offers visitors soothing contact with nature, relaxation, oxygenation of the body and a wealth of extraordinary experiences. There are four landscape parks, numerous reserves, the Tuchola Forest National Park and the Tuchola Forest Biosphere Reserve in the Tuchola Forest.