WILDLIFE & NATURE FIELD TRIPS
Enjoying life a little adventure at a time.
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.
And our Field Trips, will help you to stay in touch with its wildest side.
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.
(by Andricus Kollari)
From young Roe Deer scratching its winter, velvety coat against tree bark, to busy frantic bees looking to cover every possible hole with mud, or restless squirrels munching voraciously, juicy pinecones.
Every single creature leaves its mark and makes its presence felt in the forest.
It’s impossible to enjoy 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 its rhythms and its inhabitants, you can’t help but learn to fall in love with it.
That has been our journey.
All these occurrences, albeit often unexpected and sometimes impacting 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.
Red Deer Antler
Ant Family: Formicidae
We are deeply in love with this place and all its creatures, great and small, with 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.
“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.
WILDLIFE & NATURE FIELD TRIPS
Become a Naturalist for a few hours,
with the company of an expert.
Imagine walking gently into the mighty forest from your own camp here at Forest Days, for a nature walk that will reveal all its secrets.
Or being taken high up in the mountain to get up close with the incredible Griffon Vultures.
Our resident Naturalist walks with you, sharing patiently all his knowledge, his observations, his thoughts and helping you see the forest and the mountains 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.
This enhanced understanding of what surrounds you, will help you rediscover the beauty of really simple but truly fascinating things, right in front of you.
With this knowledge, whenever you are in the mountains or deep inside the forest, you will not only look and hear, but see and listen more deeply.
Forest Days & Photo Logistics
Forest Days has teamed up with the awesome people of Photo Logistics, an experienced team of biologists, nature photographers and naturalists, organizers of some of the most highly regarded photographic safaris in the international birdwatching scene.
Their network of local guides and hides, is one of the best and biggest in Europe, and if you are an avid birdwatcher, or know somebody who is!, do not miss having a good look at their website.
This team of professional guides, with their deep knowledge of the local Pyrenean fauna, will offer you an experience hard to forget.
See nature as you’ve never seen it: Through the eyes of a wild creature.
WILDLIFE FIELD TRIP by
FEEDING WILD VULTURES:
Be a Ranger for a day
Live the excitement of feeding a pack of wild raptor birds and watch them enjoy their feast.
LOCATION: This activity will take place at Photo Logistics’ hide in the mountains, aprox. 45’ min drive from Forest Days.
Total time: approximately 2'5 hours.
Time in the Hide: 30 to 40 mins.
80 Euros per adult.
Children supplement: 10 Euros per child.
A mini Guide “Ocells Rapinyaires de Catalunya” is included in your briefing folder. (just bird's names in English)
Please note: This activity takes place once a day only, for a maximum of 2 camps at a time, travelling in separate cars.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
NATURE FIELD TRIP by
The Forest's fun surprises
Be quiet and listen.
And be prepared to be surprised by unexpected sights, sounds and details.
08:00 to 10:00 h
10:00 to 12:00 h
18:00 to 20:00 h
Easy to Moderate
LOCATION: Forest Days' own Forest.
This walk will start from your own camp, from where you’ll be picked up by our resident Naturalist.
TBC Euros for 2 adults.
Children supplement: TBC Euros per child.