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WYSOKIE SKAŁKI

Page Type: Album

Object Title: WYSOKIE SKAŁKI

Image Type(s): Hiking, Wildlife, Flora, Informational, Scenery, Panorama

 

Page By: Romuald Kosina

Created/Edited: Sep 3, 2010 / Sep 3, 2010

Object ID: 656961

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RELICTS OF PRIMEVAL SPRUCE FOREST AS HABITAT FOR EAGLE OWL

 
From N slope ...
 
 
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Fomitopsis pinicola...
 
 
Wood buttercup...
 

A nature reserve called Wysokie Skałki is composed of lime rocks like other reserves in the Małe Pieniny Mts. This reserve is situated on mount Wysoka (1050 m asl) which is highest in the whole Pieniny Klippen Belt in Poland. The reserve was established in 1961 and protects landscape and old spruce and beech forests, 13.9 ha in area. The summit parts of Wysoka are created by dolomitic rocks composed of ammonites, calpionellas, crinoids and red and green radiolarians. The N-W slope of the mount is overgrown by primevel spruce forest. In its undergrowth we can observe rare plants: a fern Polystichum lonchitis, an orchid Corallorhiza trifida as well as Moneses uniflora, Lunaria rediviva, Galanthus nivalis, Aconitum variegatum, Lilium martagon, Ranunculus platanifolius, Mulgedium alpinum, Daphne mezereum and Clematis alpina. These species are also characteristic for the adjacent beech forest. Bare rocks of the summit are overgrown by patches of Festuca pallens, Saxifraga aizoon and Sedum acre. Eagle Owl, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Buzzard and other bird species nest in these forests. A large beetle, Carabus violaceus, lives in these wet forests. We can ascend Wysoka by the green trail directly from the Homole reserve (see a map). The blue trail running along the Polish-Slovak state border surround the reserve northerly. Eastern cliff walls are of height of 20 m. Steep ascend through wet slippery lime rocks is enabled by stairs and tourists on the summit are protected against any accident by crash barriers. Sometimes the summit is really crowded by international society (Poles, Slovaks, Czechs, Germans and Englishmen). From the summit we can see beautiful landscapes od Radziejowa Range, Babia Góra, Pieniny and Tatra Mountains.
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EricChuVery interesting album!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Lovely pictures!
Posted Sep 4, 2010 1:40 pm

Romuald KosinaRe: Very interesting album!

Romuald Kosina

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Eric,
nice to get your comment!!!!!!
Cheers!!!!!! :-)
Romek
Posted Sep 5, 2010 7:53 am

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