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Belovezhskaya Puscha National Park

November 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vermillion Public Library - Kozak Room
18 Church Street

A vast, primeval forest once stretched across the plains of Europe. Today, only a small portion of it remains, divided between Belarus and Poland. Known as Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park (BPNP) in Belarus, this region is made up of pine, spruce, birch alder, ash, and oak trees that are over 550 years old. Thousands of species of flora and fauna call the land their home.

Carol Patrick, the owner and founder of Osa Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica, recently visited the European biosphere reserve, and has been invited by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library to share the information she gathered about the conservation efforts being made to protect this ancient land. Join us at the Vermillion Public Library on Monday, November 25th at 11:30 am to hear Carol speak.

The Friends of the Library will be serving lunch inspired by the culture of Belarus, and guests are welcome to bring their own food. This event is free and open to all.

Greetings and Lunch will begin at 11:30. Presentation will begin at noon.


Herd of buffalo on a snowy field in Belarus