The relief of this area was shaped by the last Baltic glaciation. In the post-glacial period there was a large post-glacial lake here, the remnant of which is the Minta marsh. Located inside the Skaliskie Forest, it is a major refuge for wild animals. The area, which is completely excluded from hunting, is an excellent nursery ground for wild animals. The area of this place, unique in Europe, is over 100 ha. The most valuable species found in the Skaliskie Forest include: lynx, deer, elk, otters, beavers, badgers and raccoons. Among them, a wolf pack holds sway.