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Naučná stezka Staříč

Man and landscape

Man in the landscape

Man has been changing the landscape around Staříč for thousand years with various outputs. Some of the changes made can be visible at first sight – for example the landscape destroyed by agricultural activity or damaged by exploitation of natural resources. Others can be realised only after a long-term observation – for instance the climate change or extinction of various plants and animal species. The human activity creates a number of different types of environment and therefore also opportunities for a large number of plants and animals – including the endangered ones. As a result of it there is an increase in landscape diversity and numbers of organism species. Typical example of such a development may be an area of an existing meadow or a lake where once used to be a forest.

Even here in the area of Staříč municipality can we find non-native invasive plant species. The danger of such species lies in their ability to disperse quickly and hence radically change the composition of other species (they can outcompete other native plants and as a consequence also all the animals dependent on them). Among these dangerous beauties of Asian origin we can include Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and all three types of knotweed (Reynoutria Spp.) present in our lands. These sturdy and tall plants spread especially along water streams and cause problems not only in the Czech Republic but also in other European countries, America and Australia.

Impatiens glandulifera

Impatiens glandulifera



GPS position

N 49° 40.959', E 18° 16.669'



Obec Staříč
Chlebovická 201, Staříč
Tel.:+420 558 660 260