Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The salt marshes of St. Peter-Ording are a natural transition from land to sea. On one side is the mud flats, on the other side the dike and in between the salt marshes.This natural habitat offers specially adapted plants and animals a special home. Because the salt marshes are flooded by the sea, which is why a fluctuating and sometimes very high salt content only allows life for certain animals and plants.The closer the salt marshes are to the Wadden Sea, the more barren the landscape and the fewer living things find a home there. Too often, this zone is flooded for several hours, so that only two flowering plants could settle there. In the siltation zone, the actual beginning of the salt marshes, the area is flooded only at elevated water levels, so that a greater variety of plants and animals can be found here. In the diversity zone, on the other hand, in which the salt marshes are rarely flooded with salty sea water, the number of plant species has already increased continuously, so that you can see a colorful bloom in spring and summer.The salt marshes are a strictly protected habitat for approx. 50 species of birds and almost 2000 species of insects and beetles. Here they can nest, breed and live in peace. If you are interested in ornithology, a tour through the salt marshes would be the right thing for you. You can watch the many different animals and plants in their special habitat very closely and also watch the birds breeding. Of course, you have to be very quiet so as not to disturb the natural silence and untouched nature.bude54.de/die-salzwiesen-in-st-peter-ording
June 27, 2020
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