Bošík’s Hazel Grouse Trail
The trail leads visitors into what is known as succession growth – a specific type of vegetation brought about naturally by airborne seeds of shrubs and woody plants. Such sites may look neglected at first glance, but they have their place in nature and often serve as a habitat for a variety of interesting plants and animals.
At six waystations (one of them within a new gazebo), visitors discover all sorts of interesting facts about local birds and plants, the maintenance of meadows and pastures, the renaturation of the local landfill, and of course about the hazel grouse. The eponymous bird accompanies visitors along the entire trail. The trail was created with smaller children in mind, with interactive play elements waiting for them at each station. Those who complete the trail may rest at the newly-built gazebo, where free worksheets are also available, providing additional fun and education for younger participants.
The “Bošík’s Hazel Grouse” educational trail was built in 2020 by the Bohemian Forest chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, drawing upon the support of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.