The nature reserve Riedensee is a 90-hectare nature reserve in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is located one kilometer north of Kägsdorf. The designation took place on July 7, 1993 and aims to preserve a last remaining and largely intact beach lake as a refuge for specialized animal and plant species. The area condition is classified as satisfactory only. Nutrient inputs from surrounding agricultural areas, disturbed hydrological conditions and the high number of visitors by beach vacationers in the summer lead to impairments.
The area is visible from surrounding paths. The beach is allowed to be entered.
The Riedensee is populated by sea salt and comb pondweed, which form extensive lawns. On the shore of the lake are Brackwasserröhrichte. The lake is surrounded by species-rich salt marshes with salt bulrush, petite centaury, pitching dandelion and beach trident. Breakthrough sites to the Baltic Sea are heavily exposed to the forming water, so often pioneer sites arise. Here, highly specialized salt-loving species find their habitat like the coastal beetle Bembidion pallidipenne. To the Baltic Sea there are white dunes with beach grass. Numerous birds such as gray herons, limikoles, gulls and terns rest in the reserve in spring and autumn. Notable breeding birds are the ringed plover, lapwing, common snipe, redshank and bearded tit.
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