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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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11.11.2020 The local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) has built a new educational trail for visitors to the Bohemian Forest and its foothills and uplands. The trail is primarily dedicated to protecting the hazel grouse – thus its name, Bošík’s Hazel Grouse. Why “Bošík”? you may ask. The term of endearment references the fact that the trail lies on the outskirts of Bošice, a municipality in the foothills of the Bohemian Forest. This is the first trail dedicated to the hazel grouse in South Bohemia (indeed, probably in all of Bohemia).

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.

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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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White Hellebore
A perennial plant, 50 – 150 cm tall, with dense foliage, its flowers are arranged in rich, top-curved panicles, with green petals. It flowers from June to August. The fruit is a capsule. The root is very toxic, and in the past was used for leechcraft. The Czech popular name (“sneezing flower”) alludes to the fact that the powder from this plant’s rhizomes is a strong mucosal irritant that triggers sneezing attacks. It grows on mountain meadows and pastures, in stands of crooked wood or open forests, in hilly to mountainous terrain.

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