The picturesque pond, which is on the island, is the place where a lot of species of
animals live, e.g. a grass frog Rana temporalia, a water frog Rana esculenta,a toad Bufo bufo, a lizard Lacerna agilis, and grass snake Natrix natrix,.
There are 3 islands on the pond and there are good places for the water birds to feed and to give birth. The water birds are: the mallard, the common coot Anas platyrhynchos, the penduline tit Remiz pendulinus, which builds the hanging nests and the jewel of Polish waters - the Kingfisher Albedo atthis .
In the wetter places, especially on the outskirts of the meadows, there is a rare, protected species of the spider called Argyope bruenichi. It is the most colourful Polish spider, which has yellow and black stripes.
There are a lot of mammals on the Bolko Island, e.g:a weasel, a stoat, an otter and a bat, which is under the protection. The bat is the most endangered, because of the changes in the environment and their influence on the bats. Walking in the winter you can meet the herd of deers.
The educational path enables to watch the nature on the Bolko Island. It is 2,5 km long and it takes 1,5 hour to walk. The path is the part of the route, which leads through the areas where the majority of plants and animals are gathered and organised in the way suitable for the educational purpose.There are six stops on the path, which inform about the singularity of the place. Some trees have nameplates telling about the species of the tree.
During the local research the students checked what has remained of the destroyed educational path. All the stops were destroyed and there were only a few nameplates on the trees left.
Sent by Izabela Kolodziejczyk
Zespol Szkol Zawodowych im. St. Staszica