Biotopes, places of life
Near the Trentino natural parks, some of the most fragile environments in the Valle del Chiese, or biotopes, are protected. At one time they were widespread but now are rather rare. These "places of life" allow the preservation of ecosystems (ponds, swamps and bogs) that are home to plants and animals that are threatened with extinction.
Would you like to come along with us and discover them?
Lake Idro Biotope
The Lake Idro Biotope is what remains of the vast wetlands that once occupied the northern part of the lake, largely reclaimed starting in 1848.
Here we find a large presence of water and migratory fowl, whether sedentary, migratory or wintering.
This biotope is the "reign" of the Great Crested Grebe, but also Coots, Moorhens, Water-rails, Little Bitterns, Nycticorax, Grey Herons, Kingfishers, Cetti's Warblers, Reed Warblers and many others. At Idroland, there are also Hoopoe and a large colony of Swallows.
These animals and environments can be observed via a bicycle/walking path where you can understand their characteristics while at the same time respecting the delicate balance.
Please Note: Lake Idro, while one of the smallest of the large Pre-Alpine lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda), is the highest.
Palù di Boniprati Biotope
The Palù di Boniprati Biotope is a peat bog that hosts very interesting plant species.
As for the fauna of this environment, the mountain frog, common toad and ring snake live here.
To respect this Trentino biotope and its inhabitants there is a "viewing trail".
Malga Clevet Marshes Biotope, Daone Valley
The Malga Clevet Marshes Biotope in the Daone Valley is made up of 9 interconnected wetlands in a larch forest.
Its small bogs and small marshy lakes are home to many amphibians, reptiles and brightly coloured insects.