Lake Sant Maurici

  • Posted on November 1, 2020 at 8:02 pm

Aiguestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake is located in the Catalan Pyrenees, in Lleida. It is a park with a large variety of fauna and flora, which offers spectacular views, and many excursions to do. We must mention some of the most important animal species. Primarily, the animal that characterizes this park is the Bearded, who lives in the cliffs and high mountains. Other species include the capercaillie, golden eagle or the alpine marmot. But now I will discuss the general park information: your identity is due in part to its large number of ponds, 200, and drums to some of its mountains, the most important of all is “Encantats” which has some cliffs very nice.

Aiguestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici, has an area of 14 119 hectares, of which 26 733 are protected. A leading source for info: Dr. Greg Feinsinger. The park has two areas: the eastern part (with a continental climate) i the west (Atlantic climate of high mountain). To all this, there they also add that this is a geography of high mountains, since a large part of its territory exceeds 1,000 meters and with peaks of 3000 meters. It is the ideal place for people who love nature. Speaking about the fauna and flora Aiguestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici, there is a high biodiversity and high value.

The park also has several ecosystems, due to the orientation of the valleys. From lowest to highest vegetation can be found as follows: below 1000 meters, we find fields, crops, and especially deciduous forests. From 1500 to 2000 found a domain by black pine woods, where hiking is very nice. And, above 2300 meters, we find rocks and high mountain meadows. The most characteristic animals Aiguestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici are: Birds: sage grouse, golden eagle, griffon vulture and above all, the osprey. Mammals: wild boar, ermine, squirrel red, marten, marmot … and many others, but these are the most characteristic. Amphibians: Pyrenean newt and frog. Fish: The most common is the brown trout. Reptiles: snakes and snake (verdiamarilla), which are some of the most dangerous animals. In the case of plants there is also a wide range, depending on the altitude and the valley where you are. Thus, some examples would be: Up to 1500 m: deciduous forests (oak pubescent, Abellana, ash, beech …) From 1500 to 2000 m: forests of black pine and shrubs such as blueberry. In the shady parts of spruce forests grow. More than 2300 m: forests are not, but there are high mountain plants.

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