Discovering the Forest Days Wildlife.

Come with us for walk in the forest

“Those who observe, get to know;

Those who know, love;

Those who love; protect.”

Jordi Sabater Pi

1922 - 2009   

Catalan primatologist and worldwide specialist in ethology, the study of animal behavior. 

From the very beginning, wildlife has always been part of Forest Days. Sometimes, whether we gladly agreed to it, or not. That’s the Law of Nature.

Those of you who’ve stayed in our camps, may remember encounters with the naughty Fox, who loves to steal unattended shoes left outside the tents at night, just to chew them playfully and abandon them, to be found later.

 

Or the stubborn Wild Boars, rooting the site paths in search of buried delicious morsels, and disrupting, along the way, any resemblance of order - an all too human trait indeed.

Young Roe Deer scratching the velvet of their horns off on the tender bark of trees or the ever determined bees in early spring, looking for every single little round cavity to make their nest - no matter what the human use might be! - and fulfill their irrepressible urge to cover it with mud. 


All of them leave their mark and make their presence constantly felt in the forest./Every single creature leaves its mark and makes its presence felt in the forest.

All these things, albeit often unexpected and sometimes affecting our daily work, still make us smile cheerfully, mainly because we are well aware that the true “visitors” here, in this beautiful untouched forest of the Catalan Pyrenees, is us, not them.

There’s something truly moving and extremely humbling about being able to watch a wild creature going happily about its business, its daily toil to keep alive, fed and protect its offspring, no matter how big or small. That’s something we can all relate to as human beings and something apparently simple, but evidently not easy.

 

It’s impossible to go through the experience of a stay in the forest and not be touched, in some form, by the magnificence of it all. 

The Forest, as a whole, is an environment that conveys respect and delight in equal measure, and as you get to know it’s rhythms and its inhabitants, you can’t help but learn to fully love it.

That has been our journey. 

We are deeply in love with this place and all its creatures, great and small, this forest and these mountains where we feel incredibly lucky to live and work. 

And we would be delighted to share that journey and love with you, so you can take this deep appreciation, wherever you go. 

Welcome to your fun and exciting journey of adventure and learning.
 

 

The Forest Nature Walk - Our Naturalist guides the way

 

 

Imagine walking gently into the forest, from your own camp.

Our wise, local Naturalist walks with you, sharing patiently all his knowledge, his observations, his thoughts and helping you see the forest through his keenly trained eyes. 

Out of love and respect for nature, naturalists spend hours calmly observing what most of us, in our rushed and sometimes desensitized lives, vitally miss. 

Be patient. Be quiet for a while. And be prepared to be surprised by unexpected sights, sounds and details. 

This enhanced understanding of what surrounds you will help you rediscover the beauty of really plain, simple things, right in front of you. 

Regain the connection to your environment and a higher sense of being alive. 

In the forest, your eyes and senses will never be the same.

 

Not just looking and hearing, but seeing and deeply listening. 


Become a Field Naturalist for a few hours. 
 

 

Forest Days has teamed up with Photo Logistics, a renowned team of photographic safari facilitators, highly regarded in the international birdwatching world and one of the best and biggest networks of local guides and hides, in Southern Europe.

Their team of professional biologists and naturalists, and their deep knowledge of the local Pyrenean fauna, will offer you an experience hard to forget: see the forest as you’ve never seen it. 

 

Through the eyes of a wild creature.


This is a real treat for those of you who always wanted to know more about what surrounds you when immersed in nature.
 

What's the Deal and How do I Book?

There are currently two ways you can enhance your stay at Forest Days with a deep, nature experience.

1. The Forest Days Nature Walk

  • This is a 2 hour, guided activity around the forest which surrounds Forest Days.

  • This activity is a private activity for your camp only and the price is per camp regardless of the group size.

  • You will be picked up from your camp by our local Naturalist at 9am.

  • He will take you around the forest, starting from your camp and together you will see what you can find and learn about the forest and its inhabitants.

  • This walk comes with a nature guide, spotter notebook and bottle of water included.

Price per camp tour : 120 Euros

To request this activity, please complete the request form below.

 

If there is availability on the day you request the tour we will add this to your booking and confirm to you your Forest Nature Walk has been arranged.

If there is only availability on another day or your stay we will contact you to see if you can carry out the activity on another day

Please note that this activity requires ~2 hours of walking in the forest. You should be of sufficient fitness to enjoy this activity and come with suitable footwear and clothing for an outdoor walk of 2 hours.

The walk will only be cancelled in the most extreme of weather so you should bring waterproofs in case of rain.

This is a walk in nature and while we guarantee you will learn all sorts of fascinating facts about the forest you are staying in, we do not guarantee the sighting of animals.

2. Trip from Forest Days to a Vulture Hide

  • This is a ~1 hour, guided activity with ~2 hours of driving.

  • This activity is a private activity for your camp only and the price is per camp regardless of the group size.

  • You will be picked up from your Forest Days by our local Naturalist at 8am.

  • You will be driven to a Photologistics hide ~1hr away.

  • You will spend ~1 hours in the hide where you will be able to observe vultures and other birds of prey.

  • After visiting the hide you will be dropped off back at Forest Days.

Price per camp tour : 100 Euros

To request this activity, please complete the request form below.

 

If there is availability on the day you request the tour we will add this to your booking and confirm to you your Forest Nature Walk has been arranged.

If there is only availability on another day or your stay we will contact you to see if you can carry out the activity on another day

Please note that this activity requires little walking but you should be correctly clothed (depending on the weather) to spend ~1 hour in a hide.

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