WILDLIFE WATCHING IN CENTRAL BALKAN
WILDLIFE WATCHING – TAKE A WALK AROUND KARASHKA
In recent years, the human population of the villages in Bulgaria and especially in the Central Balkan has significantly decreased. Many fields are deserted and meadows have turned into forests, which expanded the natural habitat of many animals and brought the wildlife closer to the villages.As Karashka house is a hideout located in the nature it is not uncommon that at sunrise you will share the garden with large mammals like roe deer or wild boar. And if you are more silent and careful – only a short walk around can become the most spectacular wildlife watching tour and let you experience the majestic Brown Bear or a noisy group of jackals.
THE TRACKS OF BROWN BEARS IN CENTRAL BALKAN
Who doesn’t want to see a brown bear! It took some time to track them down, but now we have some great tips to share. During summer when the wild blackberries are ripe you can easily guess where the brown bears are heading. A stroll through the hills and a few hours of patient waiting can give you the opportunity to experience this beautiful creature from a short vicinity. According to the Central Balkan National Park rangers, the bear population has increased in last few years. There are about 60 bears in our area, but even in this big population the brown bear remains one of the most difficult and rare animal for wildlife watching.
WILDLIFE WATCHING IN PEESHTITE SKALI (THE SINGING ROCKS) RESERVE
Getting up early in the morning, off-roading and walking on a mountain ridge can get you right at the reindeer gathering spot. In September the battles for supremacy can be observed and the sound of the deer horn collision echoes many miles away.On the beautiful rocky slopes you can see the wild goats climbing and hiding their kids from predatory birds.The mountain and the forest are also a preferred nesting home for the black stork – a rare cousin of the white storks.