Success story of Saxifraga hirculus in nature reserve Mechowiska Sulęczyńskie

We are very pleased to inform you that monitoring the success of strengthening the yellow marsch saxifrage population on Pomeranian alkaline fens still shows that the population is maintaining. However, the greatest success is the confirmation of the presence of reintroduced pupulation in the “Mechowiska Sulęczyńskie” reserve.

As a reminder, this reserve was created thanks to the efforts of the Naturalists’ Club, which purchased, as part of the LIFE11 NAT / PL / 423 project, key plots remaining private and of the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk, which established the reserve and developed a conservation plan for it.

Saxifraga hirculus in this area has already been recorded, however, its population has withdrawn due to habitat changes. During the implementation of the project, we decided to reintroduce it into places with the best water conditions, which should ensure the maintenance of the population. During the field visit, an employee of RDOŚ in Gdańsk, Marcin Gdaniec, observed a flourishing saxifrage shoot in the place where it was introduced two years earlier.

We are very pleased with this great little change in the flora of the reserve. And it is the best reward for our efforts.

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View on Sulęczyno from the place where Saxifraga hirculs has been found in 2019 (photo by Marcin Gdaniec)
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The flourishing shoot found in 2019 (photo by Marcin Gdaniec)

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