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Okolí Jablunkova

Natural Monument Pod Hájenkou Kyčera

General information

This is an overgrowing peat bog and spring area at the edge of a forestland with the presence of protected and endangered plant and animal species. The site was declared a Natural Monument in 1990.

Animate nature

The site is part of a mosaic of habitats of similar type in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids that have been protected from extinction due to succession. The degrading peat bog generates natural species assemblages featuring, among others, the Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) and the Willow Gentian (Gentiana asclepiadea). The wetland and spring area fragments are dominated with sedges, accompanied by the Small Lousewort (Pedicularis sylvatica), Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), the Gladiolus imbricatus, Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza longebracteata), and the Broad-leaved Marsh Orchid (D. majalis). The matgrass meadows are dotted with the Common Juniper (Juniperus communis), Spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum maculatum), Roughfruit Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), and the Common Heathgrass (Sieglingia decumbens). The moss level is relatively richly developed in the wetter spots, with the notable presence of the Fat Peat Moss (Sphagnum obesum) and the Jungermannia leiantha. The site was left to natural succession for a long time until 1994, when a blanket shrub reduction was made, and the Natural Monument has been scythed regularly in the following years. According to repeated observations, the measures have led to wetland species populations increasing.

GPS position

N 49° 32.355', E 18° 44.366'



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