Czerwone bog woodland - nature reserve

The active bog in the central part of the site

Czerwone bog woodland - nature reserve

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  • Area: 
    114.7 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    49°27'N 20°02'E
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The Site is an active raised bog which, together with the surrounding bog woodland, represents a typical example of a mountain bog. It is a rare complex of three bog habitats of European importance: transition mires and quaking bogs; bog woodland; and active raised bogs. The raised bog has a well-developed dome of between 50 centimetres and 5 metres in height, covering around 35 hectares and overgrown with pine and sphagnum communities. The dome is surrounded by transition mires, which are overgrown in places by shrubs of pine or birch. Noteworthy species include the nationally threatened common sundew Drosera rotundifolia, the pine Pinus x rhaetica and black grouse Lyrurus tetrix. The Site is actively managed: much of the scrub was removed from the dome of the peat bog in 2012 and new shoots are removed every two years. The Site is of great importance for carbon storage, education, long-term monitoring and research; it is used as a scientific reference and demonstration site for students. It is also important for recreation.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve - Bór na Czerwonem
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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