Cognitive path of Nagliai strict nature reserve

While wandering through the Cognitive path, you will see White and Grey Dunes, hollows drifted out by strong winds and rare plants from the Red Data Book as well as discover secrets guarded by the great sands. Objects under the Reserve's protection Natural habitats of European importance a certain natural environment, consisting of interrelated elements of animate and inanimate nature. It is sort of home for living organisms that provides the appropriate conditions, nutrition and security:
The White Dunes - white sand habitats that are constantly drifting due to winds in the lowlands of the great sanddune crest, in the scree - like slopes of the dunes with tough, drifting-prone European beach grass (Ammophila arenaria) and sea lyme-grass (Leymus arenarius).
The Grey Dunes - the sandy surface of this habitat is almost completely overgrown by lichen and moss, where species-rich plant communities form.
Dune crowberry fields - the habitats of the Grey Dunes, where powdery and spry sand has been tamed by grassy plants, and where nutrients can accumulate, are home to lush common crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) overgrowth.
Dune osier - beds - small - scale areas of willow overgrowth habitats in the dunes.
Reserve in numbers:
Area - 1 669 ha
Length - 9 km
Average width - 2 km
Highest spot - 59.6 m
Protected species - 33
Annual visitors - over 40 000
(Curonian spit National park directorate)
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