We will visit Vacaresti Nature Park as a part of our Metropolitan Field Trip Bucharest from Thursday the 9th of June until Sunday the 12th of June. The programme and registration form are available here!
On an abandoned construction site an unexpectedly rich natural ecosystem has developed in recent years. The works for a hydrotechnical project commenced by the Communist regime in 1986 were left unfinished. The area is located in south Bucharest, 4 km away from the city center.
It is an area of approximately 190 hectares with miniature lakes and wetland vegetation. Over 90 species of birds and wild animals live in this area. The presence of the otter is the best indicator of the Vacaresti ecosystem’s quality.
Apart from natural species and habitats, the area also offers a magnificent landscape and a very interesting contrast between the urban, anthropized area and the natural wetland with expanses of reed, swamps and wetland-specific trees and vegetation. The area is nicknamed Bucharest Delta.