Torbiere del Sebino
The Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve is a protected natural area consisting of water basins that were gradually created from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s following the extraction of peat which was used as fuel.
It covers about 360 hectares and includes the marshy area of the “Lametta” and the “Lama”, with the typical stretches of water and basins originating from clay quarries.
It is an ideal humid environment for many species of aquatic, nesting, migratory and wintering birds, including 31 protected species of community interest, such as the purple heron, marsh harrier, black kite or night heron.
The biodiversity of the Reserve does not only concern avifauna, but also fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects, in particular the odonatoofauna, or dragonflies.
Odonates have lived for over 250 million years in marshy environments, just like the peat bogs, where today there are over 30 species of dragonflies, including the rare Hairy Dragon and other endangered species such as the river emerald, the bronze emerald, the violet obelisk and many others
As for the flora, the different depth of the water allows the happy coexistence of very different species, including some exotic plants
The Sebino Torbiere Nature Reserve has been declared a “wetland of international importance” according to the Ramsar Convention, Special Conservation Area (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA) within the Natura 2000 network.
WHAT TO DO
Within the Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve there are several well-indicated paths that follow wooden walkways and walkways; the routes can be followed on foot and can be consulted here
The entrance ticket costs 1€; dogs are not admitted.