The richness of fauna is related to the nearness of orchards. Territories in the margins of crops serve as a shelter for a multitude of animals who take advantage of their proximity to human activity and find shelter in the thick of the woods.


It is the case of small mammals such as squirrels, horns, shrew, quercino mice, which prey on diurnal birds (asteroids, buzzards), nocturnal birds (common owl, real owl, capogrosso owl) and other mammals such as fox, marten and weasel. In the woods there are numerous plants in which the black woodpecker and the pecan grooves create the cavities which are also occupied by other species, capogrosso owl and nana owl.
The slope of limestone rock is covered by a mixed forest and herbaceous vegetation on the exposed bays in the south. The orchid bloom is gorgeous. Significant botanical influences are the saxifrage of Mount Tombea, endemic species of the Prealps, typical of the limestone and dolomitic rocks, and the Austrian lemon balm.


SIC1 IT3120116 “Monte Malachin”

Two important floristic presences (Saxifraga tombeanensis and Dracocephalum austriacum) justify the establishment of the site. The general nature of the area is quite high. As the accessibility is poor, the site has little vulnerability. The borders of the meadows appear to be primary and therefore, the vegetation does not grow spontaneously.

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