Hornets (insects in the genus Vespa) are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm (2.2 in) in length. They are distinguished from other vespine wasps by the relatively large top margin of the head. Worldwide, 22 species of Vespa are recognized. Most species only occur in the tropics of Asia, though the European hornet (V. crabro), is widely distributed throughout Europe, Russia, North America, and north-eastern Asia. Wasps native to North America in the genus Dolichovespula are commonly referred to as hornets (e.g., baldfaced hornets), but are actually yellowjackets.

Summer in Brodnica Landscape Park


Panoramas from above

River Drwęca



Lake Bachotek



The Vistula


SUP on River Drwęca (18km paddle)

SUP and Kayak in Brodnica

Brodnica Landscape Park (Brodnicki Park Krajobrazowy) is a protected area (Landscape Park) in north-central Poland, established in 1985, covering an area of 136.74 square kilometres (52.80 sq mi).

The Park is shared between two voivodeships: Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. Within Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship it lies in Brodnica County (Gmina Jabłonowo Pomorskie, Gmina Zbiczno). Within Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship it lies in Nowe Miasto County (Gmina Biskupiec, Gmina Kurzętnik).

Within the Landscape Park are seven nature reserves

Robotno (again)