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Natural Monument Boundary Meanders of Odra River 2

Basic information

The natural monument comprises a meandering bed of Odra River. The flow rate of the upper part of Odra River is characteristic for its strong volatility and frequent floods during which the area is regularly flooded and the direction and nature of the river bed radically changed. The site was declared a natural monument in the area of 126.36 ha in 1996.

Subject of protection

The nature protection here concerns a well-preserved part of meandering Odra River at the Czech-Polish border from its confluence with Olše River all the way to Starý Bohumín, in the total distance of 7km, and the native alluvial stands, permanent as well as periodical water areas including a number of rare plant and animal species dependent on this type of biotopes.

Living nature

A fish species Amur Bitterling (Rhodeus sericeus) lives in stagnant water areas along Odra River. It reproduces thanks to a large population of Duck mussel. Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) and Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) nest in local alluvia. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) hollow their nesting burrows in vertical walls. White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) has a nesting place here. We can meet a couple of mammals – Mouse-eared Bats (Myotis myotis), Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) and European Otter (Lutra lutra). There were records of the occurrence of many endangered and regionally significant rare plant species, for instance Water Caltrop (Trapa natans), Nymphaea candida, Brittle Naiad (Najas minor), Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) and Senecio sarracenicus.

Castor fiber

Castor fiber

Trapa natans

Trapa natans

Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis

Useful information

Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 56.107', E 18° 21.136'
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Contact

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