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Educational trail Rozmberk Fishpond

Vitek fishpond

You are now standing on the dam of the Vítek Fishpond. It was separated from the Rozmberk Fishpond around 1780. At the beginning of the 17th century, the Rozmberk Fishpond reached as far as to the town of Trebon. Its water surface was twice as large compared to its today's extent. However, its largeness proved to be hard to manage and the surface was reduced. Now, the Rozmberk Fishpond is about 500 hectares.

From here you have a good view on the littoral stands along the pond’s shallower fringes. Reedbeds are typical vegetation communities of fishpond fringes and their littoral growths. These littoral growths now resemble pristine natural stand conditions. The most abundant species are the Common Reed, Greater and Lesser Reedmace, Bulrush, and Reed Sweet-grass. The larger littoral growths have specific natural conditions and are sometimes called „the swampy forests“. Their warm, humid, and motionless micro-climate is favorable for the life cycle of insects and other tiny creatures. Birds feeding on the insects also nest in the reedbeds. Besides those, the fishpond littoral growths provide suitable breeding habitats for several species of waterfowl. Some bird species are strictly dependent on these littoral growths. Besides birds, reedbeds shelter a number of other animal and plant species.

The deep ooze amid bushy willows here harbors the Bog Arum, a rare and endangered aquatic plant species. This eye-catching plant has a conspicuous white spathe that encloses the spadix bearing flowers. It blooms from May to July and its round deep-red fruits appear by the end of summer.

GPS position

N 49° 2.176', E 14° 47.526'
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Contact

Společnost Rožmberk o.p.s.
Olga Černá
Tel.:602 471 653
e-mail:cerna@rozmberk.org
http://ruze.ekomuzeum.cz