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Belagaio State Natural Animal Population Reserve - Tuscany

Belagaio State Natural Animal Population Reserve - Tuscany



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Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: State Natural Reserve of Animal Population; established with D.M.A.F. April 28, 1980.
Tuscany region
Province: Grosseto

The Animal Population Nature Reserve of the State of Belagaio occupies an area of ​​157 hectares in the Municipality of Roccastrada (GR).

Belagaio Forest - Osmunda Fern (photo www.parcocollinemetallifere.it)

Description

The Belagaio State Animal Population Nature Reserve is today an integral part of the Farma-Merse Nature Reserve system of more recent establishment. The reserve has a part of the arable land (used for the production of fodder for Maremma horses) and a part covered by woods, on the Grosseto side of the Farma stream. Inside the reserve is the Belagaio Castle, an ancient feudal manor, today a farm of the State Forestry Corps.
Among the plant species, we find the beech, the aspen, the holly and the osmunda fern.
The fauna is very rich, including the wild boar, the roe deer, the wild cat, the marten and the wolf. As far as the most interesting nesting species of the fauna are concerned, there are the great spotted woodpecker and the nuthatch, lizard, the owl and the common owl.

Information for the visit

How to get there:
- By car: Siena-Grosseto highway, Roccastrada exit and from here continue in the direction of Torniella; before Piloni, turn right onto the Belagaio provincial road, reaching the valley which houses the reserve.

Management:


State Forestry Corps
Via Bicocchi, 2
58022 Follonica (GR)


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