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Vrapač National Nature Reserve

The Vrapač NNR covers a large system of the alluvial forest in the Morava River alluvial plain with a natural river stretch. The meandering side stream called Malá voda flows through the forest, and the network of periodically flooded side streams was created here. The forest stand is predominated by the hornbeams, elms and ashes (alluvial hardwood forest). The northern border of the NNR is formed by an unregulated stretch of the Morava River with a large developing meander. The river follows up on the network of periodically flooded side streams called “smoh“ with the periodic pool habitats. The flood frequency has reduced in recent decades, probably as a result of the backward erosion of the Morava stem stream which has been technically straighten in the stretch from the east edge of the NNR to the town of Litovel. The critically endangered crustacean – fairy shrimp (Siphonophanes grubii), rare common minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) and the other nine fish species can be abundantly found in many periodic pools. At least 34 bird species were proved to be nesting here. The territory is one of the most valuable sites for the bats in the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area.

GPS position

N 49° 42.700', E 17° 2.080'



Česká geografická společnost
Mgr. Petra Karvánková, Ph.D.
Katedra geografie PF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice
Tel.:+420 387 773 063