The Horní Lužnice Nature Reserve stretches between the towns of Nová Ves nad Lužnicí and Suchdol nad Lužnicí, along the river Lužnice. The area of the natural river floodplain is approximately 16 km long. The axis of the reservation is formed by the meandering course of the Lužnice, which often branches and creates blind river branches. Thanks to the annual floods, ponds and lakes are created, in which many rare and endangered organisms live.
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Interesting facts Horní Lužnice
In the past, the alluvial landscape was managed as meadows and pastures, but today most of the areas are left to natural succession. The development of the stream and riparian vegetation is not interfered with either.
After the deforestation of floodplain oaks and alders, a very diverse mosaic of plants was created on the adjacent slopes. The largest stands are reeds, especially reed rattlesnake. In ponds and blind shoulders, marsh beggars, southern buckthorns thrive, and you will rarely find spiked beetles here. At the edges of stagnant waters there is a yellow iris, common iris or conitrud.
Species of molluscs, crustaceans, dragonflies, mayflies, spiders, amphibians and fish are abundant in the animal kingdom.
Author: Marie Bukovinská