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Specially Protected Areas in Poodří Protected Landscape Area

Kotvice Nature Reserve 3 - Ponds´ vegetation

Basic information

Kotvice Nature Reserve lies on the right bank of the Oder river, between Nová Horka and Albrechtičky villages in Poodří Protected Landscape Area. This area, covering 105,48 hectares, was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1970 and was extended to its current from to 140,39 hectares in 2012. The subject of protection is a characteristic mosaic of species-rich ecosystems Poodří PLA and includes ponds with nesting islands and littorial vegetation, floodplain forests and oak-hornbeam forests with a higher proportion of dead wood, and flooded meadows with wetlands and pools.

Ponds´ vegetation

The critically endangered Water Caltrop Trapa natans belongs to the most important species at the ponds and the reserve was named after this plant. The Salvinia Salvinia natans and the submersed Brittle Waternymph Najas minor belong to other critically endangered species that can be found here. Deep plant community with the Shining Pondweed (Potamogeton lucens) is also important. At waterside shallows, characteristic leaves of the Arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia) or the Yellow Iris stands (Iris pseudacorus) can be seen. Warmed shallows are habitat to the carnivorous rootless plant Utricularia australis, catching insect with its bladders on its leaves. Extensive littorial reed, cattail and sedge vegetation are important nesting places of water birds.

Iris pseudacorus

rybník Kotvice

Trapa natans

Useful information

Contact information

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava ul. 2. května 1 742 13 Studénka Telephone: + 420 556 455 055 http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz

GPS position

N 49° 42.190', E 18° 4.643'
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Contact

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava
ul.2.května 1
Tel.:+420 556 455 055
http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz