SHE IS EXCEPTIONAL !!!
Sleza probably is the best known mountain in Poland - not the Tatras but this isolated rocky island lying ca 40 kilometers SW from my city, Wroclaw, SW Poland. She is elevated almost 500 m above the surrounding Silesian lowland. Sleza (719 m asl) together with Radunia (573 m asl), Wiezyca (415 m asl), Stolna (371 m asl), Gozdnica (318 m asl) as well as Oleszenskie (an SE part of massif) and Kielczynskie (an SW part) Hills creates an eminent mountain massif. This area has been populated from the Neolithic period and some younger evidence (400-300 B.C.) of this activity are the very primitive granite sculptures (a lion, a bear, a girl with fish, a pilgrim), the rocky circles as well as the cult springs which we can meet on the Sleza, Wiezyca and Radunia. All the massif is very rocky and geologically complex. The autumn Sleza is very coloured thanks to beautiful beech forest. Its fauna of birds and spiders is very rich. Small streams, more numerous on the western slopes, have especially clean water and therefore some rhodophyte, Hildebrandtia rivularis
, is living here. As a place of the pagan cult, solar on Sleza and lunar on Radunia, she attracts our attention up today.