The Štěpán nature reserve protects a fish pond and wetlands with stillwater pools in the alluvial plain of the Opava River. It lies on the outskirts of Ostrava. The location is surrounded by the remnants of alluvial forest, oak-beech stands, and alder carrs. On the whole, the site is of unique ecological value, and experts have counted about 160 bird species here.
The local educational trail, which was built in 2009 thanks to ČSOP Onyx and the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, consists of altogether 10 stations, six of which lie inside the Štěpán nature reserve, and four lead visitors there. Information panels have been installed all across the reserve to provide more detailed information on the local fauna and flora.
place:Děhylov, District of Opava, Moravian-Silesian Region
Way there:Coming from the public transport stop Martinov, follow the blue hiking trail markers until you reach the Štěpán pond. GPS: N 49°51.38898', E 18°12.00103'