The wildlife in Poland is simply amazing, especially if you're used to the impoverished 'biodiversity' to be found in the UK and many other 'developed' countries.
My own favourite place for wildlife in the UK is the Caledonian Pine Forest in Scotland, which has some amazing habitats, scenery and wildlife, but the simple fact is that there are several species missing.
Along with the beaver, which is slowly being re-established in the UK, there are the lynx, bear and wolf which are unlikely to be reintroduced to the UK anytime soon. These four species are fairly common in southern Poland and/or neighbouring Slovakia, along with other species rare or absent in the UK such as corncrake, lesser spotted eagle, black woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker, red-backed shrike, black stork, white stork, black redstart, golden eagle, golden oriole, sand lizard, purple emperor & lesser purple emperor butterflies, mole crickets and more amphibians than you can shake a stick at.
It's actually more affordable for me to go to southern Poland than to go to the Highlands of Scotland and I know that I may get sightings of wolf (I've seen two so far, one in the middle of the day at 5m away), wild boar (best sighting so far - a huge male 6m away in the snow) or lynx. There are also wildcats, pine martens, red squirrels and we now have confirmation of bears in the forest where we stay.
During our February 2017 trip, we were out tracking wolves in the snowy landscape and heard a pack of howling in the forest just up the hill from where we were tracking them. Amazing!
Check out the videos below and you'll get more of an idea about what's there. I hope you'll join me on one of these trips soon.