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Alpine Lookout beneath Bukovec

From the Alpine Lookout, located near the village of Borová Lada in the centre of the Bohemian Forest nature conservation area at an altitude of 1,070 meters above sea level, one can see all the way to the peaks of the Alps, weather permitting.

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New Educational Trail Guides Visitors Through Wilderness

01.10.2020 Today saw the festive opening of a new educational trail, named Meadows of Kouty and Zábřeh, which leads through the eponymous nature reserve between Kravaře and Dolní Benešov in the District of Opava. It was built by the local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP), which goes by the name of Levrekův ostrov, with generous support from the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. The trail introduces visitors to the wetlands and waterlogged meadows in the floodplain of the Opava River, and to the plants and animals tied to it.

Visit the kingdom of wetlands – Borek Pools

15.09.2020 The Borek Pools (Borecké tůně) educational wetlands – primarily made up of four small pools and one big pool, were created for amphibians and other species endemic to this biotope. We added a home for beetles and refuges for snakes and birds – additional measures for wildlife and for watching them in their natural habitat. And as a bonus, we threw in a one-of-a-kind information panel, a timber trackway that leads you straight across the surface of the water, interactive toys for children, a bench for taking a rest, and a place to listen to both frogsong and birdsong. The Bernartice chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation has built all of this for nature lovers just outside the municipality of Borek (near Tachov) with the help of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature Programme.

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NET4GAS pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment with respect to current and future generations. This principle not only underlies the company’s responsible entrepreneurship in gas transmission but is also the basis for its long-term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship, which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007. NET4GAS has been systematically providing long-term support to projects where a major aspect of sustainable development is expressed by precisely that motto – “Closer to Nature” – and is one of the largest corporate donors in the field of nature conservation in the Czech Republic.

2015 award for a large company
for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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Field Cow-Wheat
An annual plant, 15 – 40 cm tall, with an erect, downy stem, the flowers are arranged in dense, conical spikes of up to 30 flowers. The lower flowers are green, while the upper flowers are purple (or, rarely, white). The flat, opposing bracts are lanceolate. The plant flowers from June to August and is pollinated primarily by bumblebees. It grows on dry, sunny slopes, field borders, and waysides, preferring lime soil.

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