While this area was still a treeless tundra around 10,000 years ago, the forests conquered large parts of the area with the later warming. The flora of the tundra has only survived in a few places or was favored by grazing by grazing animals and the subsequent impoverishment of the soil. In addition to moors and some rocks, it can be seen particularly clearly and impressively on the highest elevations. There you can find the light, cripple forests in the middle of heather areas. Beautiful.
February 13, 2017
The largest of the Europe-wide rare mountain heaths in northwestern Germany is located near Niedersfeld. The wide, tree-poor landscape turns into a pink carpet of heather blossoms in late summer.
December 3, 2016
"... The New Hagen near Niedersfeld is the largest high heath in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The extraordinary landscape has its own fascination. Heath and raised bog are home to rare flora and fauna. The 800 meter high area is on the border with Hesse on the northern slope of the Clemensberg and has been under nature protection since 1955. Heidschnucken graze there, act as "biological lawnmowers" and thus ensure the preservation of the heather. Birds like cuckoo, capercaillie and goat milkers build their nests. Hobby biologists can even discover arctic and alpine plants in the Neuer Hagen nature reserve. ... "
July 2, 2021
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