First Snow on Leaota

In early October, a thin layer of first snow covered the alpine meadows and heaths. Consequently, our team of researchers ended the vegetation monitoring activities. Even though winter is close in the high altitudes, but Wildland’s forest in the lower altitudes are still covered by autumn colours. The mushrooms are now thriving on the oldRead more

HOW IS (WILD)LIFE IN LEAOTA’S SPRUCE FORESTS?

This is a complex question with a complex answer, but given the characteristic of a spruce forest, the answer can be simplified. In a spruce monoculture, which is a man-planted forest usually following clear cutting, life is boring and monotone. Plant diversity is low, consequently fauna diversity is low as well in this artificial environment.Read more