This Highlight is in a protected area
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After a short, steep climb I reach a hill, the Bergheide Knickenhagen, where along the Kammweges a dense carpet of blueberry bushes, settled 'has. There are benches for a beautiful view over the heath across the forest and forest sofas to relax and for a look into the sky, which today provides constantly changing cloud formations.
May 27, 2018
The ridges of the Egge and Teutoburg Forest were almost completely covered by mountain heaths. Pagans are dependent on grazing or comparable care measures in terms of their formation and continued existence. By abandoning the once very intensive grazing and targeted reforestation, they have disappeared from our landscape except for a few remnants. Significant relics of the mountain heaths have been preserved at Knickenhagen and have been expanded again. The flock of sheep in the biological station is used here in early autumn for heath care. Mountain heaths are important habitats for heat and light loving heath dwellers. These include broom heath, meadow quail wheat and Harz bedstraw as distinctive flowering plants. The heather thus also provides important flower offers for insects. Beekeepers also appreciate heather as a pasture for bees
March 21, 2018
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