Bodensaure Eichenwälder
mit Mooren und Heiden

Lippeaue near Schermbeck (DE-4306-301)

Of the 582 ha site “NSG Lippeaue bei Damm u. Bricht und NSG Loosenberge” only that sub-site is part of the project area that is situated outside the River Lippe floodplain. In contrast to the other project sites, many parts of the Lippe floodplain are also agriculturally used, which forms a sort of mosaic of woods, heaths, neglected grassland, meadows and pastures and arable land.

The varied landscape attracts rare species of birds. Lanius collurio, Lullula arborea and Saxicola rubicola are regular breeding guests in the open land; the woods are populated by Dryocopus martius and Oriolus oriolus. The neglected grasslands and sand heaths are a retreat for Lacerta agilis. Sandy arable land is Pelobates fuscus’ summer habitat.

One particularity inside the site is the juniper heath in the Loosenbergen, one of the last places on the Lower Rhine to find junipers and huge oak trees. There is a hike path starting at a car park near the B8.

For further information on the Lippeaue, please consult the Natura2000-Document and the description of the nature reserves Lippeaue and Loosenberge.

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