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Fauna and flora of Logatec

In the municipality of Logatec, wild animals typical for most of the territory of Slovenia can be found such as deer (Capreolus capreolus, Cervus elaphus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), brown bear (Ursus arctos), fox (Vulpes vulpes) and for this area well known dorm-mouse (Glis glis). In protected areas you can also find  endangered and endemic species. The most important sites are Žejna and Zelena dolina, Planinsko polje, Zaplana, Medvedje Brdo, Logaški ravnik  and Jezerc.

Žejna and Zelena dolina represent alluval fans, meadows with dominant grass (Molinia spp.) on calcareous, peaty or clay-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae). Here we can find different types of butterflies like jersey tiger (Callimorpha quadripunctaria), wild ducks, dragonflies, stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium), fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) and plants typical of bogs: long-leaf sundew (Drosera anglica), round-leaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) and fen orchid (Liparis loeselii). Nearby forest provide home for deer, bear, wild boar, fox, lynx (Lynx lynx) and wild cat (Felis silvestris), last two are protected).

Planinsko polje is the unique grassland habitat of endangered amethyst meadow squill (Scilla litardierei). Here we can find 78 different species of butterflies, some are endangered, like the scarce large blue (Maculinea teleius), southern festoon (Zerynthia polyxena) and marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia). Due to corncrake (Crex crex), the endangered species across the world, Planinsko polje was designated as an internationally important bird area. Otherways there are also: common snipe or fantail snipe (Gallinago gallinago), skylark (Alauda arvensis), whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), whitethroat and barred warbler (Sylvia communis, Sylvia nisoria), white and black stork (Ciconia ciconia, Ciconia nigra), grey heron, great egret (Ardea cinerea, Egretta alba), a number of geese species, kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and occasionally white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).

Zaplana and Medvedje Brdo are areas of jersey tiger – the butterfly  (Callimorpha quadripunctaria) and lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).

Jezerc is protected because of its transitional bogs and depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion.

Logaški ravnik and its underground provide suitable habitat for Carniolan primrose (Primula carniolica), ornate damselfly (Coenagrion ornatum), blind cave beetle (Leptodirus hochenwartii), green shield-moss (Buxbaumia viridis), Eurasian lynx, brown bear, grey wolf (Canis lupus), lesser horseshoe bat, yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata), Italian crested newt (Triturus carnifex), stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium), cerambycid beetle (Morimus funereus) and narrow-mouthed whorl snail (Vertigo angustior).

Almost half of the territory of the municipality of Logatec is protected by the different regimes of nature conservation, which generally overlap and are largely concentrated in the south of the municipality: from Planinsko Polje to Logatec, Kalce and Hotedršica.

In general, they relate to the karst world and its phenomena.

In our municipality, there are 134 protected VNF, among them there are 41 extended suface areas and 93 individual objects. 19 extended suface areas  and 60 individual objects have status of national importance. On the map you can find 19 individual objects and 10 extended suface areas of national importance and 3 objects of local importance. Majority of them are accessible or can be seen.

In the territory of municipality of Logatec are beside VNF also 9 ecologically important sites, 8 sites of Natura 2000, 49 natural monuments and 1 natural reserve.

Natura 2000 sites areas are Medvedje Brdo, Zaplana, Žejna dolina, Notranjski trikotnik, Trnovski gozd – Nanos, Krimsko hribovje – Menišija, Planinsko polje and Jezerc, which is also a natural reserve.


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