Šerák - Keprník
In the Hrubý Jeseník mountains you can walk through the oldest reservation in Moravia. The Šerák - Keprník National Nature Reserve is also called the Liechtenstein Forest and is part of the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area. The reservation itself consists of rocks on elongated mountain ridges and glaciers. It includes the area between Trojmezí and Obří skala, the most important peaks include Keprník, Vozka and Šerák.
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Interesting facts Šerák - Keprník
The reservation was announced by the Liechtensteins
The original reservation was relatively small, it was an area of 172 hectares, which was declared a reservation in 1933 by the Liechtenstein family. The state nature reserve has been officially here since 1955, the area was expanded in 1989 and in 1992 the name was changed to the national nature reserve Šerák - Keprník. The area of the reservation has been extended by Obří skály, Černá stráň - Vozka and part of the eastern slopes. Remains of the Ice Age are protected here, especially rock and soil formations.
The subject of protection is mainly nature
The gneisses and boulders you will encounter here form interesting and quite old formations that should not escape the attention of tourists. Protected flora also grows on alpine meadows, such as fescue, anemones, round-leaved bluebells, shisha or bulrush. There is gentian, thistle or havez in the area of the springs. Cranberry, sedge or kyhanka are hidden in peat bogs. The forest consists of primeval spruces, a little higher was planted kneeling. The fauna is mainly represented by birds - grouse and grouse, blackbirds, walnuts or lynx. Some reptiles and mammals are also protected, such as the mouse, the shrew and various lizards.
Here you will also find a nature trail
If you see the inscription "With Koprníček on a trip through the Keprn Mountains", this is an educational trail through this area. The nature trail leads along the red tourist sign. Despite all the protection, human activity is also manifested here, especially the destruction of vegetation by air pollution. The trail is less than 15 km long and has 14 stops.
Author: Helena Syslová