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The Park Orobie: photos, description (Parco Fauna Orobica)

The Park Orobie in the province of Bergamo lies in the area of 71 thousand hectares on the southern tip of the eponymous mountain range. Here in the valleys of Brembana, Seriana and Skovale the rivers Brembo, Serio and Dezzo, and some of their tributaries snake their way through the neighbouring valleys. The Orobie Park is bordered by a spacious Valsassina valley in the West, with the Valtellina valley in the North and the valley Valcamonica in the East. It includes 44 municipalities.

The landscape of the Park can be divided into two zones, each of which has its own characteristics. On the North lies the mountain chain Arabskih the Alps with the highest peaks of Pizzo Coca, Pizzo of Redorta and Punta di SKE. Other equally scenic mountain - Pizzo dei Tre Signori, a broad ridge of Monte Cabianca huge pyramid Diavolo di Trend, Monte Gleno, Monte Venereal and Pizzo, Tornello. In the southern part of the Park mountains consist of dolomite limestone - there are peaks Arlanta, Arera, Presolana and Campelli di Schilpario.

A distinctive feature of the Park Orobie is an abundance of water resources - streams, rapid streams and rivers. Some rivers start in a small, centuries old glaciers and form foaming waterfalls, such as waterfall Serio in the valley of Valbondione - the highest in Italy (315 meters), or the waterfall of Val Sambucca in the village of Pagliari di carona. Admired and turbulent flow, rushing through the picturesque gorges formed by water over many hundreds of years, Decca in the Val di Stavale or Enna in Val Talega. And also in the Park there are over one hundred lakes, both natural and artificial, made by man to generate electricity. Most notable are the lake Barberino, Coca, Venereal, Polycone, Megabridge and Gemelli.

Due to its geographical location, abundance of water resources and varied heights, the Park Orobie boasts a huge number of species. At the height of from 600 to 1500 meters, on the slopes and beeches growing together with hornbeam, hazel, alder, birch and ash trees. There you can meet a coniferous forest is a real Kingdom of oil. Conifers, by the way, grow up to a height of 2 thousand meters. And at all altitude levels, you can admire the splendid Alpine flora - violets, Petrenko, rhododendrons, bluebells, etc. in the Summer fields covered with daisies, cyclamens, lilies, Edelweiss, Alpine asters, buttercups. To get acquainted with all the blooming splendor of the Park Orobie you can go to the way on specially designed trails on Monte Arera and Bergamo Kai.

No less diverse and fauna of the Park. In recent years significantly increased the number of hoofed animals, in particular chamois and ROE deer. However, it decreased the number of game birds, for example, the Greek partridge, is particularly sensitive to ecosystem change. Today in the Park you can meet squirrels, foxes, weasels, and stone Martens, weasels and hares. On pastures and then see the marmots, which are keenly following the soaring eagles. Them other birds of prey you can see falcons, kites, hawks and night owls.