Trip of the month

Hruboskalsko

The Hruboskalsko educational trail is located in one of the most popular areas of what is known as the 'Bohemian Paradise' (Český ráj), in the "Town of Rocks" that forms part of the greater "Hrubá skála" area to the southeast of Turnov.

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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.

 
 
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for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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Immortelle
A perennial that grows up to 10 – 30 cm tall, its inflorescences consist of small anthodiums of 4 – 5 mm in diameter, atop a dense corymb. The involucre is semispherical, yellow to orange. The fruit is a brown achene covered with fine hairs. The dried flower clusters contain beneficial substances, which are added to fruit tea; they are also used in bouquets made of dried flowers. The Immortelle prefers extreme habitats with sandy, permeable and desiccating soils that are poor in organic material and nutrients. It flowers from the beginning of July until October.

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