A Coruña Natural Spaces
Parque Natural de las Fragas do
The Fragas del río Eume park is considered to be one of Spain's crown jewels in terms of forestry and constitutes the most important example of the survival of the indigenous forest in the coastal area of Galicia.
The nature reserve extends over the townships of Cabañas, A Capela, Monfero and Pontedeume. It is a space which is marked by the basin of the River Eume, and the landscape could be described as partially mountainous. It has a temperate maritime climate. The main value of this park is that it has survived since the Neolithic. The oak forests (called fragas) stretch over 2,500 hectares of the park, with the oak (Quercus robur) being the dominant species. The oak has been so important in the culture of these lands that for centuries it was the object of ancient cults. Together with the oak, the birch, hazel and chestnut trees are also important. Not forgetting the Pyrenean oaks, Sessile oaks, elms and cork oaks, although to a lesser extent.The park has catalogued 15 species of amphibians, 14 species of reptiles, 8 species of fish, 103 species of birds and 41 species of mammals. This makes it one of the areas with the most valuable fauna in Spain. The long-tailed salamander and the wildcat stand out as characteristic species of the area.
Parque Natural del Complejo
Dunar de Corrubedo y Lagunas de Carregal y Vixán
Situated in the province of A Coruña, to the southeast of the peninsula of Barbanza, the nature reserve of the Corrubedo dune complex and the Pools of Carregal and Vixán are formed, mainly, by crops, pine groves, swamps, salt marshes, dunes and beaches. It measures 2.3 kilometres at its longest point and at its widest, reaches 1.5 kilometres. The park houses an area which floods, with pools and a string of dunes which, by its movement, is responsible for marking the complex of the park. In said pools there are meadows of reeds and glasswort. The birds are also very important, with species such as the snowy plover, the common loon, the grey heron, the little egret, cormorants and mallards. There are reptiles such as the Galician wall lizard or the Iberian newt, and as for the mammals, the otter, the hedgehog, the genet or the squirrels all stand out.
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