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ROZTOCZE LANDSCAPE

Roztocze is my favourite region to go and rest. I've been going there for many years. Woods and meadows, fields and streams, small villages and old wooden churches.
Come and see. Fall in love, like I did.

Roztocze (Ukrainian Розточчя) is a range of hills in east-central Poland and western Ukraine which rises from the Lublin Upland and extends southeastward across the border into Ukraine. Low and rolling, the range is approximately 180 km long and 14 km wide. It's highest peak within Poland is Wielki Dzial; at 390 meters, while in Ukraine it is Vysokyi Zamok (High Castle) at 409 m. In Poland Roztocze is situated in the Lubelskie and Podkarpackie voivodships. The cities and towns of the region include: Krasnik, Szczebrzeszyn, Zwierzyniec, Krasnobrod, Jozefow, Tomaszow Lubelski, Narol, Bilgoraj , Hrubieszow, Zamosc, Lubaczow, Janow Lubelski. In Ukraine Roztocze extends all the way to the outskirts of Lviv. Other cities and towns of the region include: Nemyriv, Zhovkva, Rava Ruska, Yavoriv.

A portion of the Roztocze range in Poland makes up the Roztoczanski National Park, while another portion of the range in Ukraine makes up The National Nature Park "Yavorivskyi".

Roztoczanski National Park boasts unique tree formations. Vascular flora of the Park contains about 750 species and includes many mountainous (Manchurian monkshood, fir club-moss, Allium victoralis), north (twin-flower, Scheuchzeria palustris, shrubby birch), Pontian (Cimicifuga europaea) and Atlantic (long-leaved sundew, marsh club-moss) species. The Park�s spruce are among the highest and biggest in Poland (up to 50 meters of height). There are about 400 so-called "nature monument" trees in the Park area. 21 forest associations have been distinguished as well as a number of plant associations of a lower rank. The most valuable are: highland fir forest and Carpathian beech forest which occupy over 45% of the afforested area. Fir trees reach here the largest size in Poland (50 m in height, 470 cm in circumference, and up to 20 cu. m. of timber volume). Among other associations, attention should be given also to: Potentillo albae-Quercetum, Tilio-Carpinetum, Circaeo-Alnetum, Ledo-Sphagnetum magellanici, Ribo nigri-Alnetum, and also various types of pine coniferous forests.

Also reminders of the prehistoric times - 18 mln years old dendrites of Taxodioxylon taxodii can be seen in a museum placed in Siedliska Tomaszowskie.

Among mammals living here are: elk, deer, boar, fox, common marten, wolf, beaver and badger. In 1982 Polish ponies were brought here. Small mammals are represented by protected species of insectivore: common shrew, lesser shrew, white-toothed shrew, and many species of bats, as well as common dormouse, fat dormouse, and forest dormouse. Also, there have been registered around 190 species of birds, including lesser spotted eagle, honey buzzard, black stork, numerous woodpeckers (including a rare white-backed woodpecker), red-breasted flycatcher, collared flycatcher, stock pigeon, siskin, an grey wagtail. Reptiles are represented by lizards (sand lizard, viviparous lizard, and slow-worm - often in its turquoise form), adder and grass snake as well as endangered European pond terrapin. Among amphibians, attention should be given to crested newt, tree frog, garlic toad, green toad, and fire-bellied toad and marsh frog. Invertebrate fauna is also interesting, especially insects, which include over 2,000 species of beetles only.
Near Horyniec
Near Horyniec
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Lowcza Fields
Lowcza Fields
Mrzyglody
Mrzyglody
Mrzyglody
Mrzyglody
Werchrata landscape
Werchrata landscape
Moczary
Moczary
Moczary
Moczary
Oil painting dawn
Oil painting dawn
Foggy Sunset
Foggy Sunset
Pine trees landscape
Pine trees landscape
Near Jozefow
Near Jozefow
Moczary
Moczary
Country view
Country view
Moczary
Moczary
Western Roztocze in Spring
Western Roztocze in Spring
Western Roztocze Fields
Western Roztocze Fields
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze in sunlight
Western Roztocze in sunlight
Western Roztocze Fields 2
Western Roztocze Fields 2
Winter Sunset In Roztocze
Winter Sunset In Roztocze
Zmijowiska Winter Landscape
Zmijowiska Winter Landscape
Pink Landscape
Pink Landscape
Three Pines
Three Pines
Sunset in Belzec
Sunset in Belzec
Evening Haze
Evening Haze
Fields near Lowcza
Fields near Lowcza
Spring Landscape
Spring Landscape
Cloudy Day
Cloudy Day
Lonely Tree
Lonely Tree
Horyniec Fields
Horyniec Fields
Radruz Landscape
Radruz Landscape
Dziewiecierz
Dziewiecierz
Jozefow  quarry
Jozefow quarry
Jozefow  quarry
Jozefow quarry
Landscape near Lubaczow
Landscape near Lubaczow
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Spring Fields
Spring Fields
Evening  Meditation
Evening Meditation
Late Afternoon In Roztocze
Late Afternoon In Roztocze
Brusno Landscape
Brusno Landscape
Afternoon Near Ciotusza
Afternoon Near Ciotusza
Wolka Horyniecka Summer
Wolka Horyniecka Summer
Landscape Near Ciotusza
Landscape Near Ciotusza
October Landscape
October Landscape
Moczary Autumn Fields
Moczary Autumn Fields
Fall...
Fall...
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Autumn Near Werchrata
Autumn Near Werchrata
Waiting For New Colors
Waiting For New Colors
Landscape Near Brusno Nowe
Landscape Near Brusno Nowe
Road Home - Doroha Do Domu
Road Home - Doroha Do Domu
Moczary In October
Moczary In October
Moczary In October
Moczary In October
Moczary Landscape
Moczary Landscape
Near Podemszczyzna
Near Podemszczyzna
Polanka Horyniecka Woods
Polanka Horyniecka Woods
Polanka Horyniecka Sunset
Polanka Horyniecka Sunset
Brusno Hill
Brusno Hill
Podemszczyzna
Podemszczyzna
Polanka Horyniecka
Polanka Horyniecka
Near Podemszczyzna
Near Podemszczyzna
Podemszczyzna Ponds
Podemszczyzna Ponds
Podemszczyzna Ponds
Podemszczyzna Ponds
Moczary
Moczary
Dziewiecierz
Dziewiecierz
Moczary In October
Moczary In October
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Autumn In Nowiny
Autumn In Nowiny
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Near Horyniec
Near Horyniec
In Moczary
In Moczary
Nowiny Horynieckie
Nowiny Horynieckie
Sun Temple
"Sun Temple"
Dziewiecierz
Dziewiecierz
Dziewiecierz
Dziewiecierz
Landscape In Siedliska
Landscape In Siedliska
Debiny
Debiny
Meadows Near Narol
Meadows Near Narol
Debiny
Debiny
Landscape Near Narol
Landscape Near Narol
Pastoral Scenery
Pastoral Scenery
Near Narol
Near Narol
Road Near Brusno
Road Near Brusno
Road To The Pink
Road To The Pink
Winter Afternoon
Winter Afternoon
Shadows On The Snow
Shadows On The Snow
Winter Shadows
Winter Shadows
Snowy Hills
Snowy Hills
Three Pines In Winter
Three Pines In Winter
Moczary Rural Landscape
Moczary Rural Landscape
Sunset On The Plains
Sunset On The Plains
Lonely Field Cross
Lonely Field Cross
Cold Landscape
Cold Landscape
Winter Landscape Near Brusno
Winter Landscape Near Brusno
Winter Fields
Winter Fields
Moczary - Winter Look
Moczary - Winter Look
Pastoral Winter
Pastoral Winter
Cross in Werchrata
Cross in Werchrata
Cold, Cold Winter
Cold, Cold Winter
Werchrata - Winter Panorama
Werchrata - Winter Panorama
Three Pines In August Light
Three Pines In August Light
Summer In Werchrata
Summer In Werchrata
Fields Near Werchrata
Fields Near Werchrata
Harvest Time
Harvest Time
Heaven
Heaven
Road Near Lowcza
Road Near Lowcza
Lukawica
Lukawica
Pink Landscape
Pink Landscape
Huta Lubycka
Huta Lubycka
Framed Landscape
Framed Landscape
Road To The Village
Road To The Village
Rays Over Horizon
Rays Over Horizon
Colors
Colors
East Roztocze Landscape
East Roztocze Landscape
Soon To Fly Away
Soon To Fly Away
Almost Fall
Almost Fall
After Harvest
After Harvest
East Roztocze View
East Roztocze View
Near Horyniec-Zdroj
Near Horyniec-Zdroj
Rays Over South Roztocze
Rays Over South Roztocze
Sunset Near Lowcza
Sunset Near Lowcza
Golden Light
Golden Light
Zmijowiska
Zmijowiska
Serene Roztocze Evening
Serene Roztocze Evening
Guciow In March
Guciow In March
Road In Rain
Road In Rain
Zmijowiska
Zmijowiska
Early Spring Fields
Early Spring Fields
Rainy Day At The Lake
Rainy Day At The Lake
Up The Hill
Up The Hill
Near Obrocz Village
Near Obrocz Village
Autumn In Obrocz
Autumn In Obrocz
Road In The Fields
Road In The Fields
Wieprz River
Wieprz River
Curves In The Meadows
Curves In The Meadows
Autumn Fields
Autumn Fields
Blue Sky, Blue River
Blue Sky, Blue River
Mild Hills Near Obrocz
Mild Hills Near Obrocz
Obrocz Village Panorama
Obrocz Village Panorama
Landscape Near Zurawnica
Landscape Near Zurawnica
Sandy Road
Sandy Road
Polish Pony in Florianka
Polish Pony in Florianka
Near Topolcza
Near Topolcza
Road Near Topolcza
Road Near Topolcza
Goraj
Goraj
Wieprz River
Wieprz River
Pond In Zwierzyniec
Pond In Zwierzyniec
Wieprz River
Wieprz River
Western Roztocze Sunset
Western Roztocze Sunset
 Western Roztocze Fields
Western Roztocze Fields
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Still Pond
Still Pond
Obrocz Village
Obrocz Village
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Meadows At The River
Meadows At The River
White Clouds, Blue Sky
White Clouds, Blue Sky
Wieprz River Reflections
Wieprz River Reflections
Stare Gorecko
Stare Gorecko
Country Backyard
Country Backyard
Western Roztocze
Western Roztocze
Old Water Mill In Bondyrz
Old Water Mill In Bondyrz
Grottger's Pine
Grottger's Pine
Two Rainbows
Two Rainbows
Storm Approaching
Storm Approaching
Serene End Of Day In Moczary
Serene End Of Day In Moczary
Countryside
Countryside
Sky Over Dahany
Sky Over Dahany
Nightfall At The Pond
Nightfall At The Pond
Serene Lake
Serene Lake
Dahany - Place That I Love
Dahany - Place That I Love
Trail To Dahany
Trail To Dahany
Beech Forest
Beech Forest
Off-Season Seclusion
Off-Season Seclusion
Winter Landscape
Winter Landscape
After The Rain
After The Rain
Blue Skies
Blue Skies
Lasowce
Lasowce
Here Comes That Rainbow Again
Here Comes That Rainbow Again
Dahany
Dahany
Afternoon In Beech Forest
Afternoon In Beech Forest
Shelter
Shelter
Yellow House
Yellow House
White Road
White Road
Magical Sunset
Magical Sunset
Blue Water, Blue Sky
Blue Water, Blue Sky
Evening Reflections
Evening Reflections
Tanew River
Tanew River
Far Horizon
Far Horizon
Thawing Snow In The Fields
Thawing Snow In The Fields
Echo Ponds In Winter
Echo Ponds In Winter