This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: NSG Helpensteinerbachtal, Schaagbachtal, Petersholz
The two streams Schaagbach and Rumpenbach have a special meaning for Wildenrath. The Schaagbach, which takes in the Rumpenbach in its course, flows into the Rur at Vlodrop. Due to the diversity of flora and fauna, the Schaagbachtal has a special meaning in the nature park. There you can still find untouched nature, which can rightly be called a primeval forest. The streams run through the valley as meander as nature created them. It is a very popular hiking area.
April 14, 2020
"... The Schaagbachtal, located in the natural area of Schwalm-Nette-Platte, is of national importance due to a diversely structured biotope complex with the occurrence of the priority habitats alder and ash floodplain forest and birch moor forest. The area is characterized by a large variety of species and a complete, natural area-typical habitat inventory and is therefore of outstanding importance as a refuge in the natural area.
Among other things, the Schaagbachtal is a breeding area for black woodpeckers and kingfishers. It is home to extensive, species-rich, brook-influenced alder swamp and floodplain forests in an exemplary formation that is representative of the natural environment. In addition, there are wet grassland and spring areas in the area, but also small areas of moors and wet heaths. It is the habitat of the common wedge-tailed maiden, a species of dragonfly threatened with extinction in NRW, the natterjack toad, the meadow pipit and the royal fern. A characteristic of the area is that the sources of five streams are located here, which have allowed the Schaagbachtal to develop into a species-rich wetland. The stream meanders through wet valleys whose edges can rise up to 20 m high. One of the springs is near Haus Wildenrath south of Wildenrath. Formerly a knight's castle, a Franconian farm was later built here, which became Germany's first environmental education center in the Schwalm-Nette Nature Park at the end of the 1960s. Here nature as well as animals and plants of the farm can be experienced. ..."
October 8, 2021
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