Mikulov

Nature reserve

The Natural Reserve “Liščí vrch”

The reserve north of the village of Sedlec protects dry grasslands, fallow land and shrubs with many specially protected plant and animal species. One example is hairy flax which, through its ground covering summer flowering, lends the area sky-blue colouring. The reserve is part of the Mikulov Highlands.

 

The National Park “Slanisko” (Salt marsh) around Lake Nesyt

Our largest salt marsh (7 ha) lies in the vicinity of the village of Sedlec and the largest Moravian pond named Nesyt. The salty character of soil in the reserve is caused by the leaching of salt out of the bottom layers; sulphur springs also occur here. Plants, i.e. sea aster (Tripolium pannonicum), sea plantain or swamp prickle grass (Heleochloa schoenoides), adapted to such environment, are called “halophytes”.

 

The Natural Monument “Paví” Hill

Situated south of the village of Sedlec, surrounded by the field, the area is characterized by thermophilic steppe turf, where the greater pasque flower (Pulsatilla grandis) and pheasant's eye (Adonis vernalis) bloom in the spring. In the summer it is an important insects locality.

 

The Natural Monument Skalky near Sedlec

Features several abandoned earth pits (former limestone mines) where limestone was extracted from the blocks deposited in sands. The locality is recorded as a site of special geological interest for a rich occurrence of fossils from the Tertiary Baden seas.

 

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Pheasant's eye

Pheasant's eye

Golden feather grass

Golden feather grass

Greater pasque flower

Greater pasque flower

Hairy flax

Hairy flax

Military orchid

Military orchid

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