The excursion to the Poleski national park was organized as a day trip during the conference in Lublin. It was raining all day long, but with a rain cape the experience was really great. Peat bogs, cranes, boreal plant species are just some things worth mentioning. The park is almost at the border with Ukraine and it takes about 1 hour to get there by car. The national park is a part of biosphere reserve (designated by UNESCO in 2002) and it is definitely worh seeing. There are several walking trails and you should probably plan a whole day and keep in mind appropriate clothes and boots in case of bed weather. There is a cultural center and museum in the village near the park (Załucze Stare).