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  • Natural Treasures of Europe The flora and fauna of Gdańsk and PomeraniaThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of theauthors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.
  • Natural Treasures of Europe In this short presentation I would like to show the most common plants and animals of Gdańsk and the Pomerania region.This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of theauthors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.
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  • Natural Treasures of EuropeSPRING
  • Bellis perennisIt is a common European species ofdaisy. Many plants also share thename „daisy”, so to distinguish thisspecies from other plants, this plant issometimes qualified as a commondaisy or lawn daisy.It is a small plant with rosetted leavesgrowing flat to the ground andsmall flower heads with white petalsand yellow center.
  • Anemone nemorosa(in Polish: zawilec gajowy)It’s early spring flowering plant. Itscommon names are: wood anemone,windflower and smell fox – anallusion to the smell of leaves.Anemone is a perennial plant,growing from 5 to 15 cm tall.
  • Mallard (in Polish: kaczka krzyżówka) The male birds have a glossy green head and they are grey on wings and belly, while the females have brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.Common toad (in Polish: ropucha szara)The toad is an inconspicuous animal asit usually lies hidden during the day. Itbecomes active at dusk and spends thenight hunting for the invertebrates onwhich it feeds. It moves with a slowungainly walk or short jumps and hasgrey or brown skin covered with warts.
  • Red squirrel(in Polish: wiewiórka pospolita)
  • White Stork(in Polish: bocian biały)Is a large bird in the storkfamily. Its plumage is mainlywhite, with black on its wings.Adults have long red legs andlong red beaks, and measureon average 100–115 cm. TheWhite Stork is a long-distancemigrant, wintering in Africafrom tropical Sub-SaharanAfrica to as far south as SouthAfrica, or on the Indiansubcontinent. When migratingbetween Europe and Africa, itavoids crossing theMediterranean Sea anddetours via the Levant in theeast or the Strait of Gibraltarin the west, because the airthermals on which it dependsdo not form over water.
  • Natural Treasures of EuropeSUMMER
  • Fallow deer(in Polish: daniel zwyczajny)The fallow deer is a ruminant mammalbelonging to the family Cervidae. Thiscommon species is native to westernEurasia, but has been introduced widelyelsewhere. In Poland rare in the wild.
  • European hornet(in Polish: szerszeń europejski)The European hornet commonly knownsimply as the "hornet", is the largestEuropean eusocial wasp. The queenmeasures 25 to 50 mm long; males andworkers are smaller.This species will sting in response tobeing stepped on or grabbed. They arealso defensive of their hive and ratheraggressive around food sources such aslilac bushes. Care should be taken whenencountered in these circumstances asthey may sting without warning. Thepain from the sting may persist forseveral days.
  • Other insects…
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  • Natural Treasures of Europe
  • Natural Treasures of EuropeAUTUMN
  • Achillea millefolium(Common yarrow)(in Polish: krwawnik pospolity)
  • Trifolium pratense(red clover)(in Polish: koniczyna łąkowa)It is perennial plant,growing 20–80 cm tall.The leaves are trifoliate(with three leaflets), eachleaflet 15–30 mm long and8–15 mm broad, greenwith a characteristic palecrescent in the outer halfof the leaf. The flowers aredark pink, 12–15 mm long.
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  • Natural Treasures of EuropeWINTER
  • Grey seal(in Polish: foka szara)It is a large seal, withmales reaching 2.5–3.3 m long andweighing 170–310kg; females are muchsmaller, typically 1.6–2.0 m long and 100–190 kg in weight.Males are generallydarker than females,with lighter patchesand often scarringaround the neck.Females are silvergrey to brown withdark patches. Theyare threatened withextinction. This viewis very rare.
  • Seals in the Seal Centrein Hel
  • On Gdańsk’s beaches live also other animals… :)
  • Natural Treasures of EuropeTHE END :)
  • Natural Treasures of Europe Sources: • http://pl.wikipedia.org • http://www.ekologia.pl/ • http://www.fokarium.com/fokarium/bfoki.html All of the photos in the presentation were taken by myself.This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.
  • Natural Treasures of Europe XX Secondary School in Gdańsk, PolandSupervision: Agnieszka Jackiewicz Consultation: Beata Piełowska Author: Klaudia Wójcik