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Moses Spring – Emperor's Stone

Thanks to the Armillaria chapter of the ČSOP and the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, the ecologically very valuable region between Jablonec nad Nisou and Liberec has as of 2010 its own educational trail, on which hikers learn interesting facts about nature, wildlife, the importance of forest land, and its inhabitants. Visitors may also put their insights and knowledge about nature to the test by answering a number of quiz questions.

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New Educational Trail around Hněvošice Grove Nature Reserve

18.10.2021 A new educational trail has been opened in the Hněvošický háj (Hněvošice Grove) nature reserve, which lies to the southwest of Hněvošice in the district of Opava. The trail markers, the bridge over the brook, and altogether seven information panels were financed by way of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme and built in collaboration with the Czech Union for Nature Conservation.

The newly restored trail to Pařezov Hill beckons visitors to scale its height – and to help protect rare plant life in the process

28.07.2021 The first site unlocked for visitors so far this year within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme lies within the Domažlice area, near a town called Pařezov. For a long time, the nearby hillock of the same name – Pařezovský kopec, or Pařezov Hill, a major landscape feature – has been looked after by the local Libosváry chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, as it provides a home for interesting plant and animal species.

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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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