This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: Senne mit Stapelager Senne
The path through the Furlbach valley has something magical that you would not suspect at first glance. You should, at least for the part by the stream, allow yourself enough time to discover the small and often somewhat hidden Datails￼. But please be careful and not like the "elephant in a china shop".
July 31, 2020
Beautiful paths along the Furlbach. The Furlbach is crystal clear and very flat. Again and again tree trunks or branches lie across the stream. Further back, the Furlbach created a valley through the sandy soils. Unfortunately I didn't see any animals. I guess they only show up when people are back home in the evening.
July 23, 2020
The Furlbachtal is worth a trip at any time of the year. tip from me Just try to walk along the creek - or at least always close to the creek... New views of nature open up...
The 14.6 km long Furlbach flows through the valley. It is a right tributary of the Ems, which rises near Augustdorf in the upper Senne and flows into the Ems south of Kaunitz. The Furlbach drains an area of 48.6 km². There is not a single source of the Furlbach, its headwaters are in a large arch of dunes, with the water coming to the surface in many places.
Flora and fauna
The nature reserve is almost entirely forested. While oak, beech, birch and alder grow along the Furlbach, the vegetation on the inland dunes is dominated by pine trees. Rarer plant species that grow in the Furlbachtal are e.g. B. Sundew, rosemary heather, cranberries and cotton grass in the moors, bog bilberry, king fern, club moss and small wintergreen in the pine mixed forests or seven star and giant horsetail at the Furlbach springs.
The primeval forest-like condition of the area offers ideal living conditions for bird species such as black and great spotted woodpeckers, dippers, kingfishers, stock doves, woodcocks and gray wagtails. Because of the good water quality, the Furlbach is an important breeding ground for the endangered species of bullhead and brook lamprey. Brown trout can be found here, as can green frogs and common toads. Two highly endangered dragonfly species, the Torf-Mosaikjungfer and the Kleinen Moosjungfer, find good living conditions in the moors.
October 6, 2017
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