česky english deutsch polski <<< >>>

Nature Trail Hvozdnice

Vrbovecký Pond

When the Slavkovian ponds were originating, the marshlands with alders, willows and poplars were of much use to the hydrophilic plants, that still grow on the edges of the pond. The air raids of deciduous trees and reeds make a great shelter for birds. The drains, bringing water to and from the pond, are helping to stabilize the hard mead, of the most bragging phenomenon of the reserve.

Birds and plants

The marshland meadows with a natural air raid of deciduous trees and ponds are one of the last nesting places for birds in the Opava district. Most often we can see Fulica atra here, the duck Anas platyrhynchos, Aythya fuligula, Aythya ferina) and Tachybaptus ruficollis are nesting here quite regularly. During tha last few years, a swan Cygnus olor was nesting here as well. It is not uncommon to see here a heron (Ardea cinerea), waiting for it´s fish in the reeds, a stork Ciconia ciconia), very rarely even Ciconia nigra and Egretta alba. When we are at a pond, we can still see the fields and observe common species of predators, such as buzzard Buteo buteo or kestrel Falco tinnunculus). In the past few years we can find Circus aeruginosus nesting in the reeds. Rallus aquaticus, Gallinula chloropus and rarely Ixobrychus minutus live hidden in the reeds. Alcedo atthis is catching small fish in the Hvozdnice river.

Fulica atra

Fulica atra

Rallus aquaticus

Rallus aquaticus

Rybník Vrbovec

Rybník Vrbovec

Useful information

Contact

Regional Authority of the Moravian – Silesian Region Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz Telephone.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 54.486', E 17° 50.290'
[GPX]

[MAPY.CZ]

Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
Odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28. října 117, Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz