Until the 1970s, rock was quarried at Myslík for building local roads. Since then, the site has been left to its own devices. In 2006-2007, the former quarry near the village of the same name was transformed beyond belief: shrubs and trees that propagate through windborne seeds were removed and stillwater pools installed. The main impetus behind this amelioration work, besides the opportunity to reveal the site's interesting geological profile, was to improve the conditions for the growth of xerothermic plants and for amphibian species that are now under protection.
Now that the rock face of the quarry's steep slopes has been exposed, they have become an ideal nesting ground for many birds. For instance, eagle owls are now nesting regularly at the quarry.
In order to secure the site against illegal waste-dumping and rock mining, the entrance has been boarded up with a wooden fence, on which one finds an information panel on the quarry and the wildlife inside. This panel was installed in 2007 by the local ČSOP chapter, Alces, with the support of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.
place:Myslík, District of Frýdek-Místek, Moravian-Silesian Region
Way there:After crossing the Ondřejnice Brooklet on the road from Hukvald to Myslík, turn to the left into the cottage colony. Climb up the hill and you find the fenced entrance to the quarry to your right. GPS: N 49°37.16803', E 18°14.37798'