1.   Lookout point in ODRANSKO POLJE (TUROPOLJE) on the topic MOUNTAIN BIRDS
 2.   Lookout point in SUNJSKO POLJE (DONJA POSAVINA) on the topic of BIRDS OF PREY
 3.   Lookout  point on ZRINSKA GORA on the topic of the WOLF
 4.   Info point in the forest KOTAR - STARI GAJ on the topic of FOREST BIRDS / PICIFORMES
 5.   Info point on HILL DJED (HRVATSKA KOSTAJNICA) on the topic of BATS
 6.   Info point on MOSLAVAČKA GORA on the topic of FOREST HABITATS and JELENKO
 7.   Info point on ZRINSKA GORA on the topic of MOUNTAIN CREEKS and ODONATA
 8.   Educational Presentation Center NATURA SMŽ


The NATURA SMZ Center in Petrinja is a place where you can feel, experience and learn about nature, fine structures that connect and enable continuity of life. At the Center we look, hear, see nature, but also discover what is unknown to us, and learn how we can be a better part of that nature. In our Center we learn through new technologies, traditionally or by making "our" works, in the interior and environment and in the equipped park around the Center.
The contents presented in the inner and outer part of the NATURA SMŽ center enable continuous learning from the first, basic knowledge of nature to specific, subtle connections in the unique life cycle of the circulation of a substance in nature of which an indivisible part is human.



Vidikovac 1 OP Mrtva Odra

Odransko Polje and Turopolje comprise a diverse lowland landscape shaped by centuries of traditional economic activities, interconnected ecosystems of floodplain lowland oak forests, pastures and meadows, the Oder river and stagnant waters. The conservation of the ecosystem has provided favorable habitat for many endangered and severely protected bird species. The Sisak-Moslavina County is characterized by floodplains along lowland rivers, which, due to their preserved habitats of high biodiversity, are protected areas and provide ideal conditions for the life and reproduction of wetland birds, but are also important in the role of transit areas during the spring and autumn migrations of birds. Wetlands are the most endangered habitats, and the reasons for the threat are drainage and land conversion, making wetland birds the most vulnerable group of birds due to habitat loss.
Wetland birds include different bird families and genera that are associated with water, wetlands, wet grasslands, and lowland, floodplain forests in their way of life.

Their body structures are adapted for movement, feeding and reproduction in wetlands. In this group we can find very large birds such as storks, swans or herons, but also small birds such as mourners or mites. In addition to size, many other adjustments such as the shape of a beak or body are the result of adapting to living in a natural environment.


Info Points


4 kotar

The significant landscape of Kotar - Stari gaj comprises a large mostly forested area of ​​5,218 ha on which the forest stands of lowland oak forests alternate with the mountain forest stands of sessile oak, gentle chestnut, hornbeam and beech. Of particular interest is the southern and western edge of rural settlements with mosaic areas of meadows, old vineyards and orchards. Due to the location of the area between Sisak and Petrinja, most of the protected area was mined and suspected during the Homeland War and demining activities were carried out. Numerous species of strictly protected species of mammals, amphibians, insects and reptiles have been recorded in the area of ​​significant landscape, and we particularly emphasize the abundance of forest ornithofauna, of which we especially highlight the strictly protected species of woodpeckers.
Due to their lifestyle and nutrition, forest birds are an excellent indicator of the biodiversity of forest communities.

Piciformes mostly nest in older living trees, point-infected rot-causing organisms, and in dead standing trees. Woodpeckers do not damage economically valuable parts of trees. Woodpeckers are extremely important for the survival of a large number of other species of birds, mammals (especially bats) and other animals and even insects. Therefore, woodpeckers are considered to be key species in the ecosystem, ie species that do not have to be the most numerous but have a disproportionate impact on the structure and functioning of the ecosystem.


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