(July 2020, with Kasia)
And summer calm has overwhelmed the Białowieża Forest. It is true, there is still a “no entry” sign here and there (and entering the forest from forest roads in this part of the Forest is officially forbidden at all). It is true, in every forest clearing there is a hunting pulpit, or two with a perfect view of a feeder or a lick that attracts animals. But nature does its job – it overgrows unmaintained trails, fruits with wild strawberries, flutters, sings, buzzes, flies from flower to flower, taps a tree with its beak, tries to camouflage itself in leaves, it smells and sways in the summer breeze in the sun.