Bodensaure Eichenwälder
mit Mooren und Heiden

Kaninchenberge (DE-4306-303)

South of the River Lippe and north of the city of Voerde there is another dune ridge: the about 104 ha Kaninchenberge are what remains of a larger heath that in former centuries was separated from the Drevenacker Dünen only by the River Lippe.

Its now rather isolated location notwithstanding, the site still features the largest continuous dry and sand heaths on the northern Lower Rhine. We also have large areas of jaggy stemless neglected grassland with whitish hair-grass. Heaths and neglected grassland are the habitat of Lullula arborea, Lacerta agilis and Coronella austriaca; Gryllus bimaculatus, elsewhere now very rare, is very present indeed. You find acidophilous oak woods on about a quarter of the surface area. The other woods show much development potential.

Uncontrolled leisure activities and an immigration of Prunus serotina mean there is an urgent need for action. Plans provide for a new path concept with an informative circular route coming up from down south.

For further information on the Kaninchenberge, please consult the Natura2000-Document and the eponymous nature reserve description.

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Life10 NAT/DE/009 / Life-Projekt Bodensaure Eichenwälder mit Mooren und Heiden nach oben