Don't forget your binoculars
With some hikes in the middle of the forest or in the heart of nature reserves, be on the lookout to observe the many animal species present in the Pays de Saint-Omer, some of which are quite rare. If you are lucky, you will be able to observe the fast kingfisher of a bright blue and orange, the discreet bittern with its shrill cry or the majestic marsh harrier in the Audomarois marshes.
On the Forest side, roe deer, wild boars are relatively frequent on the edge of paths but look up to observe also red squirrels and jays in a mysterious atmosphere.
As for the flora, take the Longatte trail to discover the Plateau des Landes Nature Reserve, a real land of heather with a mountain atmosphere and a real botanical Noah’s Ark with more than 400 plant species, that is to say a quarter of the regional inventory!