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 old fallen trunks and on the moist forest soil. There are plenty of edible mushrooms like porcini (Boletus edulis), but also poisonous ones like Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria).

On the snow we find the first footprints of large mammals such as red deer or bears.

 

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