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Z Kyjova k vápenným lomům

From Kyjov to limestone quarries

Bohuslavické stráně – remains of a steppe

The historical land use in the foothills of the Chřiby hills is reflected in two independent pasture enclaves where the remains of a steppe community have been preserved. This habitat has been created by long-term farming activities since the Neolithic Age.

The smallest one is Chrástka, situated at the NE boundary of the village, on the left bank of the Kyjovka stream in the Věteřov Uplands. The largest is located on Hrad hill opposite, on the W side of Bohuslavice, on the right bank of the Kyjovka stream in the Stupava Uplands, where also sparse relics of a medieval fortification are found.

At both sites we find a thermophilous grassland community on flysch dominated by Crested Hair-grass (Koeleria macrantha), Purple-stem Cat’s-tail (Phleum phleoides), the fescue Festuca rupicola and Brown Bent (Agrostis vinealis). A range of rare and threatened plant species occur here, e.g. milkvetch Astragalus onobrychis, Goldilocks Aster (Aster linosyris), and Hairy Feather-grass (Stipa capillata). Animal species include first of all Religious Mantis (Mantis religiosa), European Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea), cicada Cicadetta Montana, and Chalk Hill Blue (Lysandra coridon).

Both sites are included in Bohuslavické stráně Nature Reserve with a total area of 3.5 ha. It was designated in 1992 and one is a stop of the nature trail Kyjov – Bohuslavice, set up in 2005.

GPS position

N 49° 3.013', E 17° 7.195'



Expedice Chřiby
PaedDr. Jiří Jilík
Tel.:722 984 125