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Červené Blato National Nature Reserve

The Červené Blato national nature reserve lies at the edge of the Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area (PLA), south-east of Šalmanovice. The whole territory is intertwined with a network of channels and streams which were used for water discharge at the period of peat extraction (from 1774). The extraction of peat used in the glassworks nearby ended in the 20th century. The peatbog territory with a total area of 331 ha was declared to be a nature reserve in 1953. The water drainage system is being dammed up now to keep the water in the territory and to preserve the tundra-like landscape character. The vegetation is especially formed by the bog pine (Pinus rotundata), Labrador tea (Ledum palustre), hare’s-tail cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum), bilberry and cranberry. Also Oxycoccus palustris can be found at some places as well as some rarer species, such as the round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia).

GPS position

N 48° 51.000', E 14° 47.000'